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Monday, January 07, 2019

Houston police are investigating several incidents that took place during the weekend, including Saturday's fatal shooting of a man at 3247 Truxillo.

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3247 Truxillo

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 3247 Truxillo about 8:40 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 5).

The identity of the male victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives B. Roberts and R. Watson reported:

The victim was in standing in front of a convenience store at the above address when an unknown dark gray or black four-door sedan pulled up to the store.  One or more persons from the vehicle fired several shots at the victim and then fled the scene.  Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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 Incident at 110 East 44th Street

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a suspect at 110 East 44th Street about 4:35 p.m. last Friday (Jan. 4) after the suspect shot three persons in an area neighborhood.

The identity of the male suspect, 32, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The HPD officer who discharged his duty weapon is J. Sheen, assigned to the North Patrol Division and sworn in as an officer in May 2018.  Officer Sheen was not injured in the incident.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant M. Ynosencio and Detectives E. Contreras, R. Gonzalez, M. Glover and D. Hobson reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at 226 E 44th Street and learned that three men were shot by the suspect at that location.  Officers located the suspect at 110 East 44th Street and approached him as he was struggling with a female.  One officer gave the suspect verbal commands to get on the ground. The suspect turned toward the officers holding a pistol in front of his body.  At that time, one of the officers discharged his duty weapon at the suspect and struck him at least one time.  The officers immediately secured the suspect’s pistol and attempted to administer first aid to him.  Paramedics arrived and pronounced the suspect deceased at the scene.

The preliminary investigation - conducted with assistance of the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division - revealed the incident began about 4:25 p.m. at 200 W 44th St, where the suspect had a confrontation with one victim, Douglas Alvizures, 18.  Witnesses stated the suspect pulled out a firearm from his waist band and shot Alvizures in the leg.  The suspect then proceeded to shoot and shoot at multiple other persons as he walked eastbound on West 44th St.  Two other victims, Edwin Robbie Triggs, 23, and Lavelle Spears, 30, were wounded.  All three victims were transported to area hospitals and are expected to survive their injuries.  Preliminary on-scene information indicated Spears was the suspect's brother.  However, that is not the case.

All witnesses said the suspect appeared under the influence of unknown drugs during the incidents. 

As is customary in officer-involved shootings in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and Internal Affairs Division, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
 

Investigation into Shooting at 2615 Creston

Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man at 2615 Creston about 11:50 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 5).

The victim, 20, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers L. Kauffman and G. Black reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address and learned the victim was shot by two known black male suspects who fled the scene.  Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital.  He had sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and facial injuries.

Investigators are following up on leads received regarding identities of the two suspects.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Investigation into Shooting at 6231 Westward

Houston police are investigating the shooting of two men at 6231 Westward about 11 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 5).

The victims, Marian Declues, 63, and Vernon Debose, 55, were transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening wounds.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers J. Roberts and A. Ferrell reported:

Messrs. Declues and Debose were in an apartment complex at the above address when two Hispanic male suspects approached them and, without warning, shot the two men.  The suspects then fled the scene.  Paramedics transported the victims to the hospital.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Investigation into Fatal Stabbing at 9002 Sterlingshire

The fatal stabbing of a man at 9002 Sterlingshire about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 5) is being referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The deceased man is identified as Leeroy Hardy, 64.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Dunn and Officer M. Arrington reported:

Mr. Hardy and another man got into an argument after Hardy stated the man broke his cell phone.  Hardy had a knife and began poking the man with the knife and eventually stabbed the man in the neck.  After warning Hardy several times, the man took the knife away from Hardy and stabbed Hardy several times.  Paramedics pronounced Hardy deceased at the scene.  The man, who was not seriously injured, remained at the scene, was questioned by investigators and then released.
 

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9000 Clearwood

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 9000 Clearwood about 2 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 5).

The identity of the deceased male victim, 21, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rodriguez and Officer F. Flynn reported:

The victim was a passenger in a black Chevrolet Silverado traveling westbound on Clearwood when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.  Paramedics transported the victim to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.  A male believed to be the driver of the Chevrolet was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.

The investigation is continuing.
 

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 8901 Bissonnet

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 8901 Bissonnet about 9:50 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 6).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant S. Maness and Officer E. Rubio reported:

The victim was driving a black Honda Civic at a high rate of speed westbound on Bissonnet when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median and struck a brown Toyota Camry traveling eastbound on Bissonnet.

Paramedics transported the victim to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The female driver and male passenger in the Toyota were not seriously injured and taken to an area hospital for observation.
 

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 5600 Eastex Freeway

Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 5600 Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) about 11 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 6).

The identity of the deceased male victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer D. Ashford reported:

The victim was operating a black Yamaha motorcycle on the ramp from the Eastex Freeway to connect with the eastbound lanes of the 610 North Loop when he failed to drive in a single lane and struck the outer wall.  The impact caused the motorcycle to fall to a grassy area below the freeway ramp.  Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.






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