Houston police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the shooting of a juvenile female at 6405 West Bellfort Avenue about 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1.
The suspect is described only as a Hispanic male with a slim build and thin mustache. A composite sketch of the suspect is attached to this news release.
The victim, 12, was transported to an area hospital and treated for a graze wound to her neck.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detective S. Cole reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address. Witnesses informed officers they heard gunshots and noticed the female victim suffering from a graze wound.
A witness noticed the suspect discharging a firearm in the courtyard, confronted him and wrestled the firearm away from him. The suspect fled the scene.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or 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.