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Houston Police Department
News Releases
Monday, April 16, 2018

Houston police are investigating several incidents that took place during the weekend, including Sunday's fatal shooting of a juvenile female and the wounding of an adult male at 6111 Glenmont Street.

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6111 Glenmont Street

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile female and the wounding of an adult male that occurred at 6111 Glenmont Street about 4:15 p.m. on Sunday (April 15). 

The identity of the victim, 15, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Homicide Division Detectives D. Higgs, E. Wohlgemuth and E. May reported: 

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found a male and a female had been shot.  The female was pronounced deceased.  The male victim, 36, was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.

The suspects, described only as three to five males, fled the scene in a pickup truck of unknown make and model. 

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.

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 4040 Boone Road

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male found at 4040 Boone Road  about 9:05 p.m. last Friday (April 13). 

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

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Daignault and Detective B. Roberts reported: 

HPD patrol officers responded to a suspicious person with a weapon call at the above address and found the victim lying in the parking lot of a convenience store.  Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. 

At this time, there are no known witnesses nor suspects. 

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.

Investigation into Fatal Fire at 12000 Winfrey Lane

Houston police are investigating the death of two persons found following a fire at 12000 Winfrey Lane. 

The genders, identities and causes of death of both victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Detective T. Tyler reported: 

HPD patrol officers and Houston Fire Department emergency personnel responded to a grass fire near the 800 block of John Alber.  HFD arrived and found a vehicle on fire.  After the fire was extinguished, two deceased individuals were found inside the vehicle. 

At this time, there are no known witnesses nor suspects. 

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

Investigation into Shooting at 1900 North Freeway

Houston police are investigating the shooting of a juvenile female at 1900 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 5 p.m. on Saturday (April 14). 

The victim,14, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening wounds. 

HPD Major Assaults Unit Detectives T. Huynh and L. Patterson reported: 

The victim and an adult male and female were traveling in a black Cadillac Fleetwood southbound on the North Freeway when the vehicle was struck by gunfire.  The victim, a front seat passenger, was struck in the right leg.  No other persons in the vehicle were injured. 

At this time, there is no known motive nor suspect(s). 

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

Investigation into Shooting at 7700 East Freeway

Houston police are investigating the shooting of two men that occurred at 7700 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) at about 2:05 a.m. on Saturday (April 14). 

The two men, Paul Guenzel, 50, and Jose Hernandez, Jr., 26, were transported to area hospitals in unknown conditions. 

HPD Major Assaults Unit Officers S. Ragsdale and J. Hasley reported: 

Mr. Guenzel was working as a security guard at the club at the above address and escorted Mr. Hernandez out of the club.  Once Guenzel and other security guards arrived at Hernandez's car, Hernandez got into the back seat, retrieved a firearm and shot Guenzel.  Guenzel and the other security guards returned fire and Hernandez was struck.  Both men were then transported by Houston Fire Department paramedics to the hospital. 

No charges have been filed at this time as the investigation is continuing. 

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

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 1800 Brittmore Road

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 1800 Brittmore Road about 3:45 p.m. on Sunday (April 15). 

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Warhol and Officer R. Veal reported: 

An HPD patrol officer was traveling northbound on Brittmore when he saw a black Aprila motorcycle traveling southbound at a high rate of speed.  The officer activated his emergency equipment and attempted to catch up to the motorcyclist.  The motorcyclist then ran the red light at the intersection of Hammerly and struck the driver's side of a black Ford Sportrac pickup truck.  The motorcyclist died at the scene.  The driver of the pickup truck was not injured. 

The investigation is continuing.

Investigation into Incident at 3200 Wentworth

Houston police are investigating an incident in which an off-duty HPD officer shot a burglary suspect in the 3200 block of Wentworth about 12:20 a.m. today (April 16). 

The suspect, Patrick Jenkins (b/m, 36), has a pending charge of burglary of a habitation.  He was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his wounds. 

A booking photo of Jenkins is not available for release at this time. 

HPD Sergeant H. Preston, who discharged his weapon, was not injured in this incident.  Sergeant Preston is assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division and was sworn in as an officer in August 1979. 

HPD Homicide Division Special Investigations Unit Detectives J. Snook, M. Millington, E. Rodriguez and L. Bailey reported: 

Sergeant Preston observed a then unknown male (Jenkins) attempting to force entry into his residence at the above address by pushing and banging on the front door.  Sergeant Preston made several attempts to make Jenkins aware that he was home by shouting toward the door, but Jenkins continued to force entry by reaching through broken glass on the door in order to unlock it.  Fearing for his life and that of other relatives, Sergeant Preston discharged his weapon several times through the front door, striking Jenkins.  Jenkins was then transported by HFD paramedics to the hospital. 

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division Special Investigations Unit, the HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.




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