Unidentified Man, Bayou Body Count No. 93

As it involves our attempt to defend the good name of one of our favorite East End dive bars, this one is close to our heart...

Police say a man and a woman were headed home from a pool hall when a passing train halted their car at the corner of McKinney and Milby.

While the couple waited, two men approached the passenger side of the car and shot the man in the abdomen. The woman turned the car around and drove to the nearby D&W Inn, where she placed a call to emergency personnel. When they arrived, the man was pronounced dead on the scene.

A Sunday morning Houston Chronicle news brief that placed the actual shooting on D&W property was completely off-base, according to the day bartender Hair Balls spoke to this morning and HPD's press release.

"This was just the site where aid was first rendered," says the bartender. "The shooting was somewhere else."

She added that owner Keith Weyel is scared that erroneous reports about where the shooting took place will be bad for business. Especially, we might add, those that appear in the city's paper of record.

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.


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