Investigation into Man’s Death at 5598 East Freeway

Houston police are investigating the death of a man at 5598 East Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 East) service road about 6:35 p.m. on Saturday (June 27).

The victim, Justin Ortiz, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Detective J. Roscoe reported:

Mr. Ortiz was on a motorcycle southbound on Lockwood Drive, crossing over the East Freeway, when a blue BMW struck one of Ortiz’s friends riding with him.  The friend was not seriously injured.

A black Chevrolet Tahoe then struck Ortiz.  The BMW and the Chevrolet then fled the scene.

Preliminary evidence indicates the vehicles possibly struck the victims deliberately.

Surveillance photos of both vehicles are attached to this news release.

Anyone with information on the identities of the drivers of the blue BMW and the black Chevrolet Tahoe is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Wanted BMW


Wanted Chevrolet Tahoe

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