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Public Safety News
Houston Police Department
News Release
Monday, February 11, 2019

Houston police are investigating several incidents that occurred during the weekend, including Saturday's fatal shooting of a man at 5707 West Airport Boulevard.

 
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5707 West Airport Boulevard

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5707 West Airport Boulevard about 6:15 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 9).

The victim, Martin Lopez, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Barrow and J. Stroble reported:

Mr. Lopez's common-law spouse was with her sister in the bedroom of the residence at the above address when the shooting occurred.

The family members were preparing for a surprise birthday party at the residence.  Lopez had legally purchased a firearm and asked his spouse to bring it to him while they were inside their bedroom.  The gun was separate from the magazine, leading all persons to believe it was not loaded.  While handing the gun to Lopez, it appeared the trigger was pulled and the gun discharged.  Lopez was fatally struck in the head.
 
No charges have been filed as the investigation is continuing.  Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
 

Investigation into Woman Shot at 8001 West Tidwell

Houston police are investigating the shooting of a woman at 8001 West Tidwell about 5:40 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 10).

The victim, 57, sustained at least two gunshot wounds and was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officer C. Lamont reported:

An unknown suspect knocked on the door of the victim's apartment and asked for someone the woman said she did not know.  When the woman asked a family member to get a phone so she could call 911, she was struck by gunfire at least twice on her right side.

A preliminary investigation indicates an unknown suspect on the bottom steps of an apartment stairwell fired the shots into the woman's second floor apartment.

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

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 Woman Found Deceased at 12830 Susanna Lane

Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a woman found at 12830 Susanna Lane about 8:15 a.m. last Friday (Feb. 8).

The identity of the victim, 66, and her cause of death are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Officer J. Young reported:

Officers were dispatched to a welfare check call at the residence at the above address.  When they arrived, officers found the female victim unresponsive in the backyard of her residence.  She had multiple dog bites on her arms, hands and face.  Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived on scene and pronounced the woman deceased.

Witnesses stated the woman was not seen at her dog training classes for two days.  Detectives located two full grown Doberman Pinchers inside her residence.

The investigation is continuing, pending results of the autopsy.





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