|Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 8806 Mesa Drive at 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday (June 27).
The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 21 years of age, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 140 to 150 pounds. He was last seen fleeing the area in a possibly silver or gray, early model Chevrolet pickup truck, with after-market details (lifted axles)and chrome wheels.
The identity of the victim, 21, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Persad and Detective L. Gonzales reported:
HPD patrol officer responded to a shooting in the parking lot of a restaurant at the above address and found the victim unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
According to a witness, he and the victim were eating in the restaurant parking lot. When the victim went back to the restaurant for condiments, he was shot multiple times by an unknown male suspect. The suspect then got into in the pickup truck and fled in an unknown direction.
Anyone with information on the identity and/or whereabouts of the unknown suspect or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update: VHS/ABH 6-30-23