FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 14, 2017
9:21:07 AM CDT
into Fatal Shooting at 8503 North Freeway
Houston police are
investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8503 North Freeway (North
Interstate Highway 45) about 2:30 a.m. today (March 14).
The identity of the
victim, believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s, is pending verification by
the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division
Sergeant J. Horn and Officer S. Overstreet reported:
According to witnesses,
a disturbance occurred in the rear parking lot of the Fantasy Plaza Club at the
above address. The disturbance escalated when the suspect got into a blue
GMC pickup truck and fired at least one shot from the vehicle striking the
victim. He then fled the scene.
After the shooting, the
victim drove away from the scene and collapsed in his vehicle in the 600 block
of Dewalt. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and
pronounced the victim deceased.
Anyone with additional
information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at
713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.