POLICE Department

UPDATE: Photo of Suspect Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 12500 North Freeway

September 20, 2021 - Houston police have released a photo of a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 12500 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) service road about 4 a.m. on September 15.

The male suspect is described only as a black male wearing a black hoodie and a face mask.  He fled the scene in a white, 4-door sedan, believed to be a 2020 Chevrolet Malibu.  A photo of the unknown suspect is attached to this news release.

Surveillance video of the suspect was released hours after the shooting.  It can be viewed on the HPD YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/aCO7dox-tLA.

The victim, Coal Stevens, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officer J. Brown reported:

Mr. Stevens was at an inn at the above address when the suspect arrived to conduct a business transaction.  During their interaction, the suspect produced a pistol, demanded money, and then fired one time, striking Stevens.  The suspect then fled northbound on the North Freeway service road, traveling towards Rankin Road.

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

Wanted Suspect
Wanted Suspect

Update: JFC/JKS  9-20-21
JKS/KJS   9-15-21
Inc. #124452221


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