Houston crime: Homeless man shot dead in his sleep in what police describe as a random act of violence on Fondren Road

Houston crime: Homeless man shot dead in his sleep in what police describe as a random act of violence on Fondren Road


Houston, Texas (KTRK) – Police are investigating what they call a random act of violence after a homeless man was shot and killed in his sleep in southwest Houston.

At about 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, police received a call from a person behind a company in block 3800 of Fondren Street, near Westpark Drive. The officers said that a passerby was walking and saw a homeless man who appeared to be unconscious and in need of medical attention.

When the fire department arrived at the scene, they found bullet casings and saw the man with a bullet wound to the head.

Sgt. Michael Cass of HPD’s Homicide Division said they saw surveillance video from a nearby company, showing a young man walking toward the victim around midnight and shooting himself in the head.

The suspect was then seen running south towards Westpark.

The suspect was described as a young man wearing light-colored track pants, a dark-colored sweatshirt wearing a hoodie, white tennis shoes, and a black backpack.

Police said the suspect was seen loitering in the area for a few minutes before the victim was killed.

The identity of the victim was not immediately revealed.

At the moment, the motive behind the shooting is unknown, but police believe it was a random act of violence.

Copyright © 2022 KTRK-TV. All rights reserved.





Source link

Leave a Comment