Houston police are asking for help in solving the December 18 murder of UH student Hao Huynh, 22, who was shot in a robbery as he returned home from a party.
HPD says the killing took place about 2:35 a.m. that Sunday morning at the Catalina Village Apartments in the 3500 block of Dixie Drive.
"The suspect is described only as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s with a medium build and armed with a semi-automatic pistol," HPD says. "He's believed to have fled in a white Chevrolet Malibu or Impala, possibly with custom rims or mag wheels."
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Police investigators and Huynh's sister spoke at a press conference on the search.
"This homicide is a tragedy," HPD Sgt. J.C. Padilla said. "The Huynh family has lost an intelligent young man with a bright future. He was a senior at the University of Houston who wanted to become a biology professor. Now his dreams will never materialize."
"We were very close," said Huynh's sister, Truc Huynh. "He was very patient with people and very kind. He was very silly too, which is something I'm going to miss. He was very strong. He worked out a lot because he wanted to defend me, my family, his girlfriend and other people. As it turns out, he's the one who needed defending."
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.