Ben Taub Hospital

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    October 22, 2014

    Police Say Two Dead in Murder-Suicide at Ben Taub Hospital

    Two employees at Ben Taub Hospital were shot and killed during an apparent murder-suicide, according to HPD. The shooting took place Wednesday around 2:15 p.m. at the hospital's outpatient pharmacy, which is attached to the hospital and accessible through the main building. Police say a pharmacist ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Investigators Are Looking Into Details of Deadly Officer Involved Shooting

    Houston police are saying that the man who one of their officers allegedly shot dead Monday afternoon pointed a gun at the officer just after the suspect was attempting to jump a wooden fence to escape. The shooting by the 7-year HPD veteran is under investigation. The incident began Monday aftern ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Robber Brought a Gun to a Lawnmower Fight

    When your life is on the line, at the wrong end of a pistol, you really have to do whatever you can to ensure you survive. Case in point: The north Harris County man who last week used his own lawnmower after being attacked for his wallet. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, there are ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    Welcome To A Harsh World: Infant In Middle Of Shootout That Leaves His Dad & A 15-Year-Old Dead

    We should at least be happy that 8-month-olds remember nothing of what happens to them. One such infant got a shocking introduction to the world Tuesday when he watched from the back seat as attackers ambushed his father at a northwest side apartment complex in a wild shootout that left two dead an ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Man Dies After Speeding His Kia Soul Through a Construction Zone

    Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened on the North Sam Houston Parkway service road around 12:10 a.m. on Sunday. Apparently an unidentified male victim, 38, drove at a high rate of speed through a construction zone and was killed when his vehicle hit a concrete support pill ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Alleged Armed Gunman Shot Dead During Botched Armored Car Robbery Outside Movie Theater

    I honesty wonder if people planning on committing robberies ever watch TV or the movies. Time and time again films and television shows depict masked bandits attempting to rob banks, armored cars, stores, fast food restaurants, people on the name it, they try and steal from it. Yet, the ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    John Dorsett Coburn Dies After Falling Ill During Jail Booking: Bayou Body Count No. 187

    A man arrested on October 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance, who fell ill during the booking procedure, died Monday at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston police say. Houston police are investigting the death of John Dorsett Coburn, 34, of Houston, who was transported to Ben Taub Gen ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Christian Londono, 28: Guy Who Walked To His Gas-Station Death ID'd; Suspect Arrested

    Houston police have identified the man who was dumped out of a car and left for dead September 6, a man who then walked to a nearby gas station to call 911. Christian Londono, 28, was dumped from a gray Chrysler Pacifica near the 1500 block of State Highway 6 South about 6 a.m. that day, HPD says. ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Unidentified Male Shot & Tossed From Car, Bayou Body Count No. 153

    Here's something you generally don't see at 6 a.m. of a typical weekday: A Chrysler slowing down on a highway so people inside can throw out the bullet-ridden body of a passenger, a victim who then walks to a gas station as he's slowly dying. That's what happened this morning on the far west side, ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Gilbert Kibble, 38, Curtis Steward, 22, and Felipe Castillo, 26, Victims Of Nightclub Shootout, Bayou Body Count Nos. 143-145

    A wild end to the night at a northeast-side club Sunday morning left three dead and three others injured, police say. A fight between two groups at Club ICU near Meas & Rinn led to gunfire, with reports of at least one shooter firing wildly into the air and into the crowd. Gilbert Kibble, 38, Curt ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Unidentified Male In His 30s, Bayou Body Count No. 128

    A man was shot to death while walking on Martin Luther King Boulevard last night, and police have little to go on in solving the crime. The identity of the male, who is in his 30s, is being withheld pending notification of family members. Police say he was walking, possibly with a woman, in the 7-- ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Unidentified Man, 22, Shot to Death, Girlfriend Wounded: Bayou Body Count No. 108

    A 22-year-old man was in his apartment at 2201 Hayes with his girlfriend when several men came in and shot them, Houston police report. The identity of the man is pending notification of family members. The shooting occurred about 11:45 a.m. Saturday, July 21.

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    July 12, 2012

    Unidentified Victim Shot Multiple Times, Bayou Body Count No. 97

    An as yet unidentified male victim was shot multiple times on Wednesday around 9 p.m. at 11100 Albury Drive in southwest Houston. The victim was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital. Witnesses told police they saw a black male running from the scene. The victim was apparently gunned down in ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting That Also Wounded Trae Tha Truth

    Trae Tha Truth Releases Statement on Wednesday's ABN Shooting HPD Releases ABN Shooting Report: Poppa C Was Target Reports: ABN's Dinky D, Poppa C Shot Dead Outside Strip Club: A Houston Rap-Related Shooting Timeline Houston Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting that killed three pe ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Titisha Denise Williams, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 89

    A woman was killed and a man critically injured in what appears to be a robbery attempt on the north side, Houston police say. Titisha Denise Williams, 22, and Damon McClain, 31, were sitting in a parked car in front of an apartment complex in the 7300 block of Curry about 12:30 this morning when r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Free Radicals Examine Both Sides of The Freedom Fence

    Free Radicals are, strangely enough, one of Houston's most stable ensembles. Their music may vary wildly from song to song, from jazz and klezmer to ska and rap, but the band drummer Nick Cooper started in 1996 has had a steady core of members for most of those years. Baritone saxophonist Pete Sulli ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Unidentified Robber, Bayou Body Count No. 72

    One half of a robbery team was shot and killed by someone in the house they were trying to hit, Houston police said. Shortly before noon Saturday, residents came home to their northside house in the 500 block of Reid to discover their electricity was out. One went back to check the breaker box and ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Unidentified Woman, 76, in Hit and Run, Bayou Body Count No. 71

    An unidentified 76-year-old woman was killed when a vehicle struck her in the 6700 block of Ranchester in southwest Houston around 7:45 p.m. Sunday night. She was pronounced dead after being rushed to Ben Taub Hospital. According to police, the woman was hit by a man driving a green Toyota Camry. T ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Tito C. Milam, 33, Bayou Body Count No. 66

    A Navasota man was shot to death in his car near an apartment complex west of the Heights early Tuesday, police say. Tito C. Milam, 33, was found wounded from multiple gunshot wounds near the complex at 800 North Durham shortly before 3 a.m. He was in the street , lying near his car. He was taken ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    HPD: Shootout Amongst the Dildoes & Butt Plugs

    An unnamed suspect is in the hospital but expected to live after being shot by two Houston police officers at the classiest place possible for a shootout, a Gulf Freeway adult-video store. It is not known if any dildoes or edible underwear or butt plugs were harmed in the event, which took place ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Unidentified Male Partygoer, Bayou Body Count No. 33

    Ain't no party like a Tuesday-night party on the south side. Police got a call shortly after midnight this morning about a loud party in the 4400 block of Allison. "As officers and security guards attempted to disperse a large crowd," HPD says, "several gunshots were heard." A man whose identity ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Reyna Rogers, 50, Gunned Down By Her Son, Bayou Body Count No. 4

    Photo by HPDJames Rogers shot Mom, pets​A 26-year-old man has been arrested for killing his mother, Houston police say. Reyna Rogers, 50, was shot several times in her westside townhome in the 3000 block of Las Palmas about 9 p.m. last night, HPD says. Her son, James Allen Rogers, was arrest ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Patrone Brooks, 37, Bayou Body Count No. 190

    Bullet casings that may be relevant.​Police are investigating a Sunnyside death that raises some questions. Patrone Brooks, 37, was taken to Ben Taub Hospital about 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, where he died of blunt force trauma. Police were called, and an investigation led them to the 4200 bloc ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Marcos Juarez, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 178

    A second teenager was gunned down over the weekend, Houston police say. Marcos Juarez, 18, was shot Sunday afternoon on the southwest side in a drive-by shooting, HPD said. Juarez was standing outside when a man pulled p in a pick-up truck and shot him about 2:30 p.m. in the 9500 block of Beechnut ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Jesus Enrique Hoffman, 38, Bayou Body Count No. 163

    Shot to death in a vacant lot.​A man was shot to death during an argument on the north side Sunday night, police say. Jesus Enrique Hoffman, 38, "had an argument with two unknown Hispanic males" in a vacant lot in the 8600 block of East Hardy about 8:40 p.m. last night, HPD says. "The argume ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Unidentified Woman Shot, Bayou Body Count No. 102

    Shot in the head and left for dead.​Police are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a woman and her boyfriend at a house located at 1537 Clarke Springs Wednesday night around 10 p.m. Police said an argument between a man and a woman at the residence resulted in gu ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Rashad Minix, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 95

    Shot near TSU​An alleged drive-by shooting near the Texas Southern University campus early Sunday morning left one person dead. Rashad Minix, 20, was killed in the incident in the 3400 block of Rosedale about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Houston police say. Another man injured in the shooting was expect ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Torrence Demond Haywood, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 89

    Shot to death during an argument.​An 18-year-old man was shot to death during an argument on the south side Monday, Houston police say. Torrence Demond Haywood, 18, was "involved in a verbal dispute" with another man about 11 a.m. in the 5100 block of Mallow, HPD says. The other man pulled o ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Syed Hussain, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 87

    Killed in a daylight robbery attempt.​A gas-station employee who was shot during an afternoon robbery attempt Friday died a day later at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston police say. Syed Hussain, 28, worked in a Chevron station in the 5400 block of the East Freeway. About 4:40 p.m. Friday, he was e ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    Big Perm, we mean Big Worm, isn't sweating ice cream truck inspections​We don't really remember caring about the heat during childhood. And now that we're old enough to be appropriately miserable, it may be too late to feel all right about wading through a group of kids to take advantage of on ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Laura Anna Guillen, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 54

    Checking if a gun is loaded at 2 a.m.​In something out of Pulp Fiction, a woman was killed when a passenger in the backseat of her car accidentally shot her, police say. Laura Anna Guillen, 31, was sitting in the driver's seat of a car in the 4600 block of Collingsworth near the Fifth Ward ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Courtney Bell, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 51

    Argument leads to stabbing death.​A man was stabbed to death in the driveway of his southeast side home Sunday night, Houston police say. Courtney Bell, 28, got in an argument with two men about 10:30 last night and ended up stabbed several times. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and pronoun ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Unidentified Hispanic Female, Bayou Body Count No. 52

    Police hope someone will recognize this.​Police are looking for the public's help in identifying a woman stabbed to death on the southeast side Sunday night. The woman was found with multiple stab wounds in the Broadway Park Apartments in the 2500 block of Broadway about 11:45 p.m.; she was t ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Quintana Patterson, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 25

    A 4 a.m. shooting outside a bar​An 18-year-old girl was in the parking lot of a northside bar at 4 a.m. Saturday and ended up dead from a gunshot. Quintana Patterson was shot in the head "when an unknown black male began shooting" in the parking lot of the Takeover Club in the 2800 block of B ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Patrick Borrego, 40, Bayou Body Count No. 7

    Dead in a bar parking lot​A man whose body was found at 5 a.m. in an eastside bar parking lot died later at the hospital, Houston police say. Patrick Borrego, 40, of Pasadena, "suffered sharp force wounds" and died at Ben Taub Hospital, HPD says. Police received a call saying a body had been ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Unidentified Female, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 280

    Shot in the back​A woman was shot in the back and killed Friday night on the southeast side, police say. Houston police say they got a shooting call and when they arrived in the 6200 block of West Airport they found an injured 24-year-old woman. She was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and pronounc ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 276

    Shot in the chest​Houston Police are investigating a fatal shooting by three unknown suspects who kicked in the door of a residence Sunday morning. The unknown victim, a man in his 30's, was shot in the chest as the suspect fled the scene. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he wa ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Lisa Williams, 41, Bayou Body Count No. 195

    Murder-suicide near the South Sam Houston Tollway​A man got into an argument with his ex-wife, shot her several times in the back and then apparently took his own life, police said.Lisa Williams, 41, was at her home in the 16100 block of Bantam Ridge Court on the southwest side of town when she an ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Mark A. Williams, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 177

    Shot in a Cadillac SUV​A California man was killed and his female companion critically injured after being shot multiple times as they sat in a Cadillac Escalade at a west side apartment complex.Mark A. Williams, 28, of Lynwood, California, was sitting in the silver SUV with Danielle M. Coats, 23, ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Oscar Salvador Fierro, 23, Bayou Body Count No. 178

    A fight leads to a fatal shooting​A fight that began outside a near-downtown club led to a fatal shooting early this morning, police say.Oscar Salvador Fierro, 23m was killed in the 2800 block of Smith after an incident that began as he was leaving Club Plush about 2 a.m., police say.Fierro suffer ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Avianca Cortez, 13, Detrihanna Davis, 13 and RaShaunda Raleigh, 17, Bayou Body Counts No. 173-175

    Three teens' lives wiped out​Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a man who prosectors say was drunk when he ran a red light and broadsided an SUV, killing three passengers.Sajan Timalshina, 25, was driving a Toyota Camry on the feeder road at Beltway 8 and the Eastex Freeway ... More >>

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    July 12, 2010

    Juan Tejeda & Jorge Magdeleno: After Living Quietly For 16 Years, Arrested On Murder Charges

    Sixteen years later, caught​Another week, another cold-case arrest in Houston.This time it was two men who had been on the run since participating in a gang murder back in 1994, officials say.Jorge Carlos Tejeda, 33 and Jorge Tejeda Magdeleno, 35, were quietly arrested July 7, Tejeda at the tire s ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Robert Butler, Sr., 57, Bayou Body Count No. 110

    Photo courtesy HPDPolice are looking for Damian Mann​An arrest has been made in the shooting death of Robert Butler, who was ambushed in northeast Houston as he was parking a tractor-trailer.The suspect, Diamond Markee Godfrey, 18), is charged with capital murder in the 338th State District Court. ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Unidentified Man, Bayou Body Count No. 75

    ​It's another verse to the same ol' song: A man was shot to death in Houston and no one seems to know who done it.At about 7 p.m. on Wednesday, someone near MacGregor Park flagged down a patrol officer and said that a man has been killed at a nearby apartment complex. When the officer drove up to ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 25

    ​It's said that revenge is a dish best served cold.Well, we're not sure about the revenge part, but someone served up a body Tuesday night outside of Danny's Food Mart on Collingsworth in northeast Houston. This was the second murder outside of a convenience store in a week.Police got a call about ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Weekend Leftovers, Including River Oaks

    ​During the past few days, Houston-area police and sheriff's deputies have dealt with an unusually high number of murder-suicides. Sunday nearly capped off the week with another. This one, however, was thankfully less successful and had the added element of attempted patricide. Eugene Hawk, 59, ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Two Cars, Lots Of Bullets

    Courtesy HPDSWAT officers with the Houston Police Department raided a house early Monday morning, looking for Francisco Odilon Lopez, a suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and another injured. Lopez, however, was not there and police are still looking for him. According to the police depart ... More >>

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