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    January 7, 2014

    Serial Cat Killer Strikes Again in Timbergrove/Lazybrook

    The sicko(s) responsible for a string of cat killings and mutilations in Timbergrove/Lazybrook have claimed another casualty last weekend: A woman found her missing cat, dead and in pieces, in a box that had been used to cover a rose bush, according to an e-mail from the Lazybrook security e-mail li ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Suspect Sought in Gas Station Robberies: Anyone Know This Dude?

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying a a man wanted for at least three aggravated robberies of gas stations. From HCSO: "The suspect is a Hispanic male in his late teens or early twenties, with a medium build. He uses a semi-automatic handgun during the commission of ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Suspense! A Daring Escape! International Intrigue!! Action-Packed Security Video Shows Hit At Indonesian Consulate

    Most surveillance videos offer long stretches of not a lot happening, interspersed with a brief burst of criminal activity. But this latest offering from Crime Stoppers and HPD, my God -- suspense, international intrigue, a frantic chase and sprint for freedom -- it's the summer blockbuster of the ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Unidentified Male In Westside Drive-By, Bayou Body Count No. 171; He Called 911 But Too Late

    Two men were shot early this morning as they sat in a car in front of a far westside apartment complex, police say; they managed to drive away and call 911 but one died and the other is hospitalized with gun wounds. HPD has not released the name of either victim involved in the incident that happen ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012

    Unidentified Robbery Suspect Shot By Homeowner, Bayou Body Count No. 168

    A southside homeowner broke up a robbery attempt by fatally shooting one of the suspects, and a Harris County grand jury will examine the case, Houston police say. The homeowner, 58, had arrived at his home in the 5800 block of Glenhurst about 10 p.m. Tuesday night when two armed suspects came up t ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Harold Brown: "Scooby" Wanted in Murders of Gilbert Kibble, Curtis Steward & Felipe Castillo

    Police want your help tracking down a man charged with capital murder for killing three people and wounding three others in a September 2 mini-rampage. Gilbert Kibble, 38, and Curtis Steward, 22 and Felipe Castillo, 26, died in one of a recent string of nightclub parking-lot shootings at Club ICU n ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Forever Donatto: Your Spooky, Rain-Soaked Baby-Shooting Video Of The Day

    Investigators have released a surveillance video of the drive-by shooting that resulted in the death of 11-month-old Forever Donatto August 13. There's not much in terms of information about the 3 a.m. shooting in the 8300 block of Ponnel in northwest Houston, but the overall vibe is creepy and sin ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Unidentified Male, 29, Shot At El Mundo Nightclub, Bayou Body Count No. 150

    A man standing in the parking lot of the El Mundo nightclub on the north side was shot to death about 3 a.m. Sunday, police say. The victim, whose name has not been released pending verification, was shot "multiple times" by an unknown male suspect who fled the scene, HPD says. He was pronounced d ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Timothy Briscoe, 23: Dead Body Ignored In Alleged Drug House For Four Hours; Bayou Body Count No. 146

    Police says drug activity might be connected with the August 28 fatal shooting of a man on the northwest side of town. Katy resident Timothy Briscoe, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 10200 block of Bamboo Road about 5 p.m. that afternoon, inside a residence police say is "known for drug ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Ninjas On The North Side? Suspect Wearing "A Black Uniform" Shoots Two

    An odd shooting on the north side Tuesday night has police chasing the vaguest of leads. Two people were shot about 11 p.m. in the 4600 block of Beggs; police discovered them when they answered a call about shots being fired. Amanda Barajas, 24, is in critical condition at a local hospital; Carlos ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    Unidentified Man Found In His Front Yard, Bayou Body Count No. 136

    The body of a man dead from blunt-force trauma to the head was discovered Saturday afternoon on the east side, police say. The man, whose identity has not been released, was lying in the front yard of his home in the 100 block of Georgia about 2:50 p.m. Saturday, HPD says. His identity has not been ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Robber's "Never Mind My Bandana, I'm Just Here To Shop" Ploy Works (w/Video)

    Police are looking for help in tracking down a guy who robbed a convenience store after hanging around it while wearing a bandana, apparently waiting for customers to clear out. The man, described as "a Hispanic male, 26 to 28 years of age, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 170 to 180 pounds, ... 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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    August 9, 2012

    Double Cruelty: Two Cars Hit, Kill Pedestrian, Both Drive On & Offer No Help

    Houston police are looking for not just one, but two vehicles involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in the pre-dawn hours today. HPD says a 41-year-old man, whose identity has not been released pending notification of family members, was trying to cross the 500 block of West Tidwell about 5:35 a.m ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Unidentified Stabbing Victim, 48, Bayou Body Count No. 123

    A man was stabbed to death outside a Telephone Road business about 1:30 this morning, police say. The 48-year-old victim, whose identity has not been released pending notification of his family, was seen being beaten by an eyewitness near the South Loop and I-45. "When the witness began honking hi ... More >>

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    July 31, 2012

    Jason Jacobs, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 117

    A man was shot on the southeast side of town last night and was taken to the hospital by a Good Samaritan, but later died, police say. HPD says Jason Jacobs, 31, flagged down a motorist in the 8100 block of Lenora about 11:30 p.m. Monday and said he'd been shot. The motorist took him to Ben Tau Gen ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Unidentified Men Shot in Taco Cabana Parking Lot, Bayou Body Count Nos. 93 & 94

    Two unidentified males were fatally wounded when a suspect shot them outside a Taco Cabana at 11305 Clay Road at about 7:50 p.m. Monday night. Witnesses report one of the victims was speaking with an unknown male suspect -- described only as a Hispanic male with a fade haircut and a beard. Witnesse ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    Unidentified Woman, Bayou Body Count No. 81

    The body of a 57-year-old woman was found at a bus stop Satrudary morning, dead from head trauma and possibly a gunshot wound, police say. A passer-by saw the bosy about 6:20 a.m. at a bus stop in the 5600 block of West Tidwell. Paramedics arrived but pronounced the woman dead. An autopsy will be ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Byron Reado, 29, Bayou Body Count No. 79

    A man was shot to death at a southside apartment complex Saturday afternoon, and police say they have little to go on in trying to solve it. Police got a shooting call for an apartment complex in the 7400 block of Calhoun about 2:30 p.m.. They arrived paramedics told them the victim, Byron Reado, 2 ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Unidentified Store Clerk, Shot Either by Robbers or Man with Concealed Handgun, Bayou Body Count No. 61

    A clerk at the Dollar General store in the 6900 block of Bellfort was shot and killed last night, and police say they are unsure if the fatal shot came from robbers or the customer with a Concealed Handgun License who also opened fire. The store was just closing at 10 p.m. when two men entered and ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    HPD Seeking Man Who Shot Guy Who Followed His Orders

    Two men emerged from Dreams Gentleman's Club about 4:30 in the morning April 8. They were approached by two men, one with a gun. The armed man "pointed [the gun] at the two men and ordered them to raise their hands," Houston police say. "The second man told his friend to run and then fled. The vic ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    Samuel Moreno-Mares, 25, Bayou Body Count No. 57

    A DJ was shot and killed as he came home after work early Sunday morning, police say. Samuel Moreno-Mares, 25, parked in front of his apartment complex in the 800 block of Grow on the northwest side about 3:30 a.m. when someone attempted to rob him, police say. "Moreno-Mares then ran inside the ap ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Jaime Mata: Chilling Video of Him Allegedly Barricading Bar, Setting It on Fire

    Police are looking for Jaime Mata, who's been charged with arson for burning a bar in the 8000 block of Harrisburg after barricading the door so patrons couldn't leave. Crime Stoppers says Mata and a friend were tossed from the bar. They returned, "closed the burglar bars and barricaded the door wi ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    David N. Washington, 41, Bayou Body Count No. 47

    Masked gunman broke into a garage-like apartment in northeast Houston and began shooting, killing one of three men playing video games, police say. David N. Washington, 41, was shot around midnight by one of the two masked gunman. Others in the place were able to escape or hide. The two men are st ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Unidentified Male, 26, Robbed in His Driveway, Bayou Body Count No. 48

    A 26-year-old northside man was killed Sunday night when he met a robber on his driveway, police say. The victim, whose identity has not been released, arrived home with his family in the 300 block of San Fernando about 9 p.m. Sunday when he was confronted by "a tall, stocky black male in his 20s ... More >>

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    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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    March 6, 2012

    Woman on Way to Work Finds Corpse in Car, Bayou Body Count No. 29

    Heading into work on a Monday morning is difficult enough. You really don't need to be discovering dead bodies on the way. But that's what happened to one northwest-side woman as she left for work about 7:30 a.m. Monday, Houston police say. The woman "noticed a red 1991 Toyota Corolla parked in th ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Roy W. Scott, 50, Bayou Body Count No. 10

    Man shot at transmission shop.​According to media reports, police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found dead in an auto repair shop over the weekend. Police report Roy W. Scott, 50, of Houston was found dead at Charlie's Transmission Shop at 7012 N. Shepherd Saturday morning. He ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Michael Ray Cooper, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 8

    Shot to death by a visitor​A man was shot to death in his Sunnyside home Sunday evening, police say. Michael Ray Cooper, 28, had a visitor to his home in the 3600 block of Bloomfield about noon Sunday. "At some point during the visit, the suspect shot and killed Cooper," HPD says. "After the ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Unidentified Male Drive-By Victim, Bayou Body Count No. 1

    A 31-year-old man who was killed in a drive-by shooting became the first murder victim of 2012 Tuesday evening. The man, whose name has not been released, was driving in the 4400 block of Ward about 7:20 p.m. "when a newer model silver Dodge Caliber pulled up next to him," Houston police say. Some ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Unidentified Male Shot at Club, Bayou Body Count No. 195

    Dead in a westside restaurant/club.​Homicide police are investigating the death of a man found shot to death at a westside restaurant and club last week. The man, whose identity has not been released pending notification to family members, was shot in Clayton's Restaurant and Club in the 190 ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 21, Bayou Body Count No. 192

    Early morning death​A man was shot to death in an apparent robbery attempt on the south side early Sunday morning, police say. The murder occurred about 2:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of Dixie Drive. The male victim, whose name has not been released, was found dead by police. Witnesses said "the ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Unidentified Female with No Known Family, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 193

    Someone must know her.​The body of a female was found on the side of a southeast-side road Friday morning, and police are trying to track down any relatives. The woman, who police say suffered "sharp force trauma to her body," was found in the 4100 block of River Drive about 8 a.m. December 1 ... 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 29, 2011

    Unidentified Car-Wash Customer, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 186

    Killed in a daylight robbery​A customer at a westside car wash was killed in broad daylight Monday when two men tried to rob him, police say. The 28-year-old victim, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was shot about 11:15 a.m. in the 10700 block of Harwin, HPD say ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Horace Jackson, 56, Bayou Body Count No. 179

    Shot by a man with a "poofy" pony tail.​A man was shot to death at his Third Ward home by a masked attacker, police say. Horace Jackson, 56, was killed shortly before midnight Saturday at his home in the 6200 block of Sherwood. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was found lying on th ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 23, Bayou Body Count No. 119

    Overnight shooting​The body of an early-morning shooting victim remained undiscovered on an apartment-complex driveway for hours before a passerby saw it at 9 a.m. this morning, police say. The name of the male victim, 23, has not been released. He was found in the 10200 block of Forum West D ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Every Weed Farm Needs A Good Rocket Launcher

    Peace out​Here's a tip if you're planning on running a Liberty County weed farm: Get a rocket launcher. Apparently you're going to need one, if the operation busted by cops yesterday is any indication. Acting on a Crime Stoppers tip, law enforcement authorities raided a property near Clevel ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 93

    Killed while drinking a beer​A man was shot to death behind a southeast side convenience store Monday night, and police say they are looking for a "person of interest" to talk to them about the case. Two men bought beer at a convenience store in the 8300 block of Park Place Boulevard about 8: ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    ID Thief Helpfully Poses for Sam's Club Card

    A rare photo of a criminal genius​You've ripped off someone's credit cards, gone on a $2,000 spree at various suburban stores and the cops still haven't caught you. Help 'em out!! That was apparently the thinking of one woman, who in the course of using a stolen credit card got so swept up in ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Justin Lipkins, 21, Bayou Body Count No. 4

    Shooting death after a fight​A fight on the southwest side led to a shooting death Friday night, police say. Houston police say Justin Lipkins, 21, "had been involved in a physical altercation" about 11 p.m. Friday and was then shot as he was nearing his apartment in the 9000 block of South ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Raymond Smith, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 141

    An apartment ambush​And 18-year-old was killed in a southwest-side apartment complex early Saturday morning, police say.Raymond Smith, 18, was in the common area of a complex in the 8800 block of South Braeswood when he was was shot several times by one or more suspects, HPD says.The suspects are ... More >>

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    April 5, 2010

    Two Unidentified Men, 24 & 30, Bayou Body Count Nos. 76 & 77

    ​At a little before 11 p.m. on Thursday, two men were sitting in a car in southwest Houston. What they were doing there or what they were discussing is unknown, but they were about to be rudely interrupted.Out of the darkness of night, a pair of men with guns crept up to the car, which was parked ... 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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    March 18, 2010

    Unidentified Man, Bayou Body Count No. 65

    ​It was a little before dawn on Monday when gunshots rang out into the early morning quiet behind a 24-hour Mexican restaurant in southwest Houston. A body fell to the ground in the parking lot. Someone called 911.When police arrived at about 4:30 a.m., they found a man, whose name has not been re ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Unidentified Man, Bayou Body Count No. 42

    ​Sometimes it seems like there are so many murders in Houston that no one can keep up. And as the number of killings this year continues to climb, the information gets more and more scant.Case in point:On Sunday night, police say, an unknown number of men kicked down the door to a home along the 7 ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Another Anonymous Male, Bayou Body Count No. 16

    ​The list of anonymous bodies and unknown killers continues to grow, as Houston homicide detectives opened another case over the weekend.On Friday at about 10:30 p.m., the cops got a call from a resident along the 3400 block of Tampa, a little east of Hermann Park, about a dead body in a nearby ho ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Honey, There's A Dead Guy In The Bathroom

    A couple living at the Shadow Ridge Apartments at 5810 Fondren awoke form a peaceful sleep early Sunday morning to the loud boom of gunshots. They bolted upright and saw two men running out of their apartment, according to Houston police. The couple then got out of bed and began looking around their ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    West U? They're Robbing Banks In West U?

    Famous bank robber Willie Sutton -- who lived in a time when bank robbers became famous -- was once asked why he robbed banks."Because that's where the money is," he replied.So probably we shouldn't be surprised that Houston's rash of bank robberies (it's been a record-setting year) has come to incl ... More >>

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