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Published on May 17, 2024
Houston Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Outside Hotel on North Sam Houston ParkwaySource: Google Street View

Houston police are digging into the details of a deadly encounter that left one man dead outside a Houston hotel on Thursday night. The victim, a 24-year-old man whose identity has yet to be released, was found at the service road of 6 North Sam Houston Parkway East, with a fatal gunshot wound around 9 p.m.

According to a report by the City of Houston, police arrived at the scene following reports of a shooting and found the victim unresponsive in a hotel room. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The circumstance of the shooting suggests a violent altercation, with witnesses reporting that the victim had been involved in a shootout with a suspect in the hotel’s parking lot before retreating to the hotel room where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The suspect, who engaged in gunfire with another unidentified male before striking the victim, managed to evade capture. Described as a black male in his 20s, the gunman's current whereabouts are unknown. The other participant in the initial exchange of gunfire had also fled before the arrival of the police.

Investigators from the HPD Homicide Division, Detectives L. Brooks and C. Davidson are on the hunt for any leads. The Houston police implore anyone with information to step forward and contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or to remain anonymous, speak with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.