POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 12800 Gulf Freeway

May 5, 2023 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 12800 Gulf freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 12:30 a.m. today (May 7).  

The identity of the victim, 26, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Brown and M. Condon reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a person down call on the service road at the above address.  A witness stated he found the man unresponsive and lying in the grassy area along the service road.  He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the man deceased.  

A preliminary investigation indicated the man, along with his two friends, was a customer at a nearby restaurant and, after being too aggressive, was asked to leave by the manager.  The man left the restaurant on foot and, a short time later, was found in the parking lot by the witness.  According to the man's friends, his vehicle, a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, with Texas license platers KKN0039, was missing from the parking lot.  A photo of the missing vehicle is attached to this news release.  

At this time, there is no known suspect description. 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the missing vehicle or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

MISSING VEHICLE: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
Texas License plates KKN0039
MISSING VEHICLE: 2016 Chevrolet Silverado
          Texas License plates KKN0039

VHS  5-7-23
Inc. #064394323


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