Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8019 Lavender Street

The fatal shooting of a man at 8019 Lavender Street about 7:55 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 9) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.The identity of the deceased male, 36, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.HPD Homicide Division Detectives K. Amri and K. Hale reported:Officers responded to a shooting call at the convenience store at the above address and observed an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics transported him to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.Detectives learned the male appeared to be intoxicated on an unknown substance when he entered the business, went behind the cash register and assaulted the convenience store clerk.  At that time, the male clerk, 23, produced a gun and shot the male.Investigators contacted the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and were advised to refer the incident to a grand jury.Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.JFC/VHS  8-10-22Inc #106250122