POLICE Department

Update: Person of Interest Identified, Released in Fatal Shooting at 2002 Runnels Street

May 4, 2021 - Houston police have identified, questioned and released a person of interest in the fatal shooting of a man at 2002 Runnels Street that occurred about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday (May 2).  

The person of interest was described only as a white or Hispanic male on a bicycle.  After speaking with the person seen in surveillance video leaving the scene, it was determined he had no information regarding the shooting and was released. 

The victim is identified as Kristen Askew, 26.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Holbrook and A. Lopez reported:  

Mr. Askew left an apartment at 1900 Runnels Street and walked to a convenience store at the above address to buy some items.  Askew got into an altercation in the parking lot and was shot.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.  

Update: JKS/KJS    5-4-21
VHS/JKS 5-3-21
Inc. #058195721


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.