POLICE Department

UPDATE: Surveillance Video in Fatal Shooting Investigation at 8609 Westheimer Road

May 4, 2021 - Houston police have released a suspect description and a surveillance video in the fatal shooting of an individual at 8609 Westheimer Road that occurred about 9:40 p.m. on April 23.

The suspect is described only as a black male, clean shaven, wearing a dark-colored sweater or jacket and white or gray sweat pants.  Surveillance video of the suspect running from the scene can be viewed on the HPD YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/zjEUSwo8MX8

The victim is identified as Iris Santos, 22, a transgender female.  

HPD Homicide Division Detective M. Barrow and J. Caten reported:

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in a parking lot of the business at the above address and found Ms. Santos deceased of a gunshot wound.  Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, but upon police arrival no witnesses remained at the scene. 

At this time, there is no known suspect(s) or motive in the shooting.

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: VHS/JFC  5-4-21
JKS/JFC   4-26-21
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.