Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1415 West Gulf Bank Road

The fatal shooting of a male at 1415 West Gulf Bank Road about 12:30 a.m. today (May 9) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.  

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

The male shooter, 53, was not injured in the incident.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives M. Perez and S. Overstreet reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex at the above address and were directed to an unresponsive male near a dumpster across the parking lot from one of the apartment buildings.  Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the male deceased from a gunshot wound(s).

Further investigation determined the tenant was inside his apartment when an unknown male opened the closed apartment door and entered without permission.  The tenant confronted the male, who did not say anything.  When the tenant asked who he was and what he was doing in his apartment, the male walked toward him.  The tenant then physically pushed the male out of his apartment.

Once outside the apartment, the male became physically aggressive and tried to re-enter the apartment a second time.  The tenant, still inside his apartment, feared for his safety, pulled a pistol from his waistband and shot the male at least once.  The male then ran across the parking lot and collapsed in the grass.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and it was determined the case would be presented to a Harris County grand jury for review.

VHS/JKS  5-9-24
Inc. #066505024

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