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    November 26, 2014

    Reminder: Houston Grand Juries (Almost) Never Indict Cops For Shooting Civilians

    Hundreds of Houstonians joined protestors across the country Tuesday night, voicing anger after a Missouri grand jury chose not to indict Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown this summer. Signs and placards carried familiar names that ... More >>

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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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    February 6, 2014

    Birthday Party Shooting Suspects Charged with Evidence Tampering

    Two have been charged in the deadly house party shooting November 9 in Cypress at which two were killed and 20 more were injured. Randy Stewart, 18, who has already been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shootings, has been charged additionally with tampering with evidence. ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    HPD Releases Surveillance Footage of a Shooting by a Guy Trying to Look Like a Ninja

    On December 8 at around 9:20 p.m., three suspects were allegedly involved in the shooting of Eduardo Magana, 18, of Sugar Land in a the parking lot of a convenience store at 7433 Bissonnet. Police have released a surveillance video of the shooting, which includes two of the suspects. The shooter, se ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Unidentified 41-Year-Old Man Shot to Death During Robbery: Bayou Body Count No. 184

    Several men forced their way into a home at 1936 Dolly Wright and during the robbery that followed, a 41-year-old man was shot to death, Houston police say. The robbery/shooting occurred about 7 a.m. Tuesday, October 23.

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    July 17, 2012

    Unidentified Man Shot to Death, Bayou Body Count No. 101

    According to reports from KRIV and KHOU, a man was shot to death at a house in northwest Houston home. The Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to a home at Grand Forest Drive and Sagecroft Drive around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning where a man was found shot to death. No arrests have been made and th ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Reports: ABN's Dinky D, Poppa C Shot Dead Outside Strip Club

    See Rocks Off's timeline of other Houston rap-related shootings. According to several Twitter updates including by Bun B, two members of Houston rap crew Assholes by Nature, Dinky D and Poppa C, were shot and killed outside the Diamond Club on Westpark around 3 a.m. Wednesday. One other person was ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Reginald Sheppard, 23, Bayou Body Count No. 73

    A man was shot to death by his neighbor Tuesday night, but police don't know why. Reginald Sheppard, 23, was shot by Jairo Umanzor, 27, about 9:40 p.m. in the 4300 block of Fallen Oaks, near Tidwell and T.C. Jester. "Umanzor admitted to his involvement in Sheppard's death," HPD says. "At this time ... 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 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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    April 16, 2012

    Damien Goss, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 45

    A man was shot to death in his car early Sunday morning on the north side, police say. Damien Goss, 30, has pulled into a driveway in the 1400 block of 34th Street about 1:40 a.m., police say. " An unknown suspect, in a late model dark gray or black Chevrolet Impala, pulled up next to Goss' car fac ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Pedro Miguel Rosales Ramos, 32, Homeless Man Shot for His Bike & Food, Bayou Body Count No. 41

    Houston police say a homeless man was shot to death for his bicycle and some food he'd been given. Pedro Miguel Rosales Ramos, 32, was shot in the chest Wednesday night in the 11700 block of Hempstead Highway and was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramos was heard arguing in a parking lot about 10:3 ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Micheal McClain, 21, Bayou Body Count No. 37

    A man was shot to death on the east side Wednesday night during an argument, police say. Micheal M. McClain, 21, was shot in an apartment in the 600 block of Maxey Road about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say he had been visiting the apartment with two other males when an altercation began. "McClai ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine Effect

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

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    March 8, 2012

    Xavier Jamar Clinton, 27: March 1 Murder Victim ID'd, Two Suspects Arrested

    The man who was was found shot to death March 1 has been identified, and two men have confessed to the crime, police say. Xavier Jamar Clinton, 27, was found shot to death in an apartment complex in the 10900 block of Tanner Park Court about 8:30 p.m. March 1, after police got a report of shots bei ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Karaoke Murder: Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 21

    Be careful what you sing: A man was shot to death in southwest Houston early this morning because, police say, of a dispute over his karaoke choice. The unidentified male sang at Ostioneria Mazatlan in the 6400 block of Hillcroft around 2:30 a.m. and then got into an argument with another group at ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Markayle D. Mosley, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 16

    Gunned down in an apartment complex.​A man was shot to death in an apartment complex near Hobby Airport Friday, police say. Markayle D. Mosley, 22, was shot about 5 p.m. in the Crestmont Village Apartments in the 5600 block of Selinsky, HPD says. Their official information is short and sweet ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, Genetics Student & Activist Against the Iranian Government, Shot Near Galleria, Bayou Body Count No. 7

    A 30-year-old molecular genetics technology student was shot and killed in the Galleria area early Monday. Gelareh Bagherzadeh was shot about 12:30 Monday morning in the 800 block of Augusta. police say. She was shot in her car and drove into a townhome garage. Media reports indicate she was talki ... 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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    November 28, 2011

    Dominic Levar Brown a.k.a. Money Clip D, 34, Bayou Body Count No. 184 (UPDATED)

    Dominic Levar Brown, who as Money Clip D was a key assistant and friend to Houston rapper Trae, was shot and killed outside a southwest-side after-hours nightclub early Friday morning, police say. Brown, 34, was outside Breakers in the 9600 block of Bissonnet when he was shot about 5:30 a.m., HPD s ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Ruben O. Agostadero, 15, Bayou Body Count No. 181; Third Teen Killed in a Week

    A 15-year-old kid was killed in a southwest-side drive-by shooting Monday night, Houston police say. Both the victim, Ruben O. Agostadero, 15, and his companion, Raul Pillado, 16, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Pillado is hospitalized in guarded condition. HPD says the two were standing outside ... 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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    October 24, 2011

    Matthew David Johnson, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 162

    Photo by HPDFreddie Clark Jr. faces murder charges​A man was shot to death in his westside apartment and an arrest has been made in the case, Houston police say. Matthew David Johnson, 47, was shot in the chest in his apartment in the 11700 block of Southlake Drive about noon Thursday, Octobe ... 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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    September 2, 2011

    Chevis Cooks, 31, Bayou Body Count No. 135

    Two persons shot to death in their cars on the north side Thursday morning.​A man was shot to death in his car in broad daylight on the northside Thursday, Houston police say. Chevis Cooks, 31, was shot in the 5500 block of Kashmere at about 11:30 a.m., HPD says. He was inside his vehicle at ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Kevin Quintanilla, 16, Bayou Body Count No. 111

    Dead at 16​A 17-year-old male was shot to death about 2 a.m. today in Gulfton, Houston police say. The victim, whose name has not been released, was shot in the chest outside an apartment complex in 5800 block of Glenmont. (Update: Police have identified him as Kevin Quintanilla.) He was tak ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Mehmood Ghaznavi, 52, Bayou Body Count No. 96

    Shootout in a northside jewelry store​A northside jewelry-store owner was shot and killed in a robbery attempt last night, Houston police say. Mehmood Ghaznavi, 52, was in his store, Java Gold, in the 5500 block of Yale about 8:15 last night when one or more males entered the store and attemp ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Nathan Eugene Davis, 44, Bayou Body Count No. 80

    Cross-dresser found shot in head​A man reportedly dressed in women's clothing was found shot to death near an apartment complex Dumpster this morning, police say. The victim, whose identity has not been released, had been shot in the head and left in a complex in the 13300 block of Northborou ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Unidentified Female, Bayou Body Count No. 77

    Found dead in a car​A woman was found shot to death in a car early this morning on the far southwest side of town, Houston police say. A man was walking his dog about 4 a.m. when he discovered the body in the 12200 block of Hodges and called 911. Police say the woman was shot at least twice. ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Keith Monteds Brown, 40, Bayou Body Count No. 67

    Gunned down at home​A man answered a knock on the door at his south Houston home last night and was shot to death, police say. Keith Monteds Brown, 40, was in his home in the 4200 block of Groton around 9 p.m. last night when he answered the door, HPD says. He was then gunned down and pronou ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 63

    Few clues in car wash death.​A man was found shot to death at a car wash near 288 and Old Spanish Trail last night, Houston police say. But that's about all they know. The body was discovered at an empty DIY car wash about 11 p.m. last night, dead from at least one gunshot wound. The victim's ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Victor Ramirez, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 60

    HPDPedro Rodriguez: Wanted for murder.​A northwest side man shot his three neighbors in an argument and killed one of them on May 2, Houston police said. He was charged with murder over the weekend and is on the run. Victor Ramirez, 43, was shot and killed in front of his home in the 7500 blo ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 49

    Ronnie Earl Brewer: Off-duty constable found shot to death​A deputy constable was found shot to death in his car on the north side near the Eastex Freeway early this morning, Houston police say. Ronnie Earl Brewer, 47, had been a deputy constable in Precinct 4 for a decade; the car he was dri ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Antonio Ortega Carranza, 56, Bayou Body Count No. 42

    Robbery leads to fatal shooting.​A westside man was shot and killed by two robbers Tuesday night, police say. Antonio Ortega Carranza, 56, and his wife had arrived home in the 1400 block of Murrayhill Drive about 9:20 p.m. "after closing their nearby taqueria stands," HPD says. They were con ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Unidentified Males, Bayou Body Count No. 36 and 37

    Two men shot dead.​Two unidentified men were shot dead around 2 a.m. Sunday, March 20 at 6200 West Bellfort. Police report the victims were in the parking lot of an apartment complex waiting for the suspect to return a phone to him. The phone was found at a convenience story in the 11100 bloc ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Derrick Anthony Lopez: Gets Into a Restuarant Fight, Shoots 8-Year-Old Girl

    HPDDerrick Lopez: Drive-by shooting hits eight-year-old girl​A fight in a restaurant led to a drive-by shooting that left an eight-year-old girl critically injured, Houston police say. Derrick Anthony Lopez, 26, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Beverly Jean Parish, 42, and Curtis Llewellyn Wyatt, 46, Bayou Body Count Nos. 23 and 24

    Two killed, one injured in south side shooting​A man and a woman were found shot to death in a south side house Thursday morning, and a third victim escaped, police say. Beverly Jean Parish, 42, and Curtis Llewellyn Wyatt, 46 were found dead about 5 a.m. in a house in the 5600 block of Kenilw ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    HPD Officer Shot in North Side Gunfight

    A whole lot of police cars, sirens blaring, ripped through downtown a few minutes ago, apparently headed to the Medical Center, where a fellow officer was taken after being shot by an alleged drug dealer. Details are still coming in on all this, but media reports indicate at the moment that a narco ... 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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    September 23, 2010


    Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up

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    August 17, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 201

    Struggling out to the street​A man was found shot dead in the street on the northeast side of town this morning.The victim, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was shot a little after midnight in the 6800 block of Henley, police said.Witnesses reported hearing several g ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 133

    Love hurts on the southwest side of town​A love triangle exploded into gunshots early this morning on the southwest side, resulting in one death and two injuries, police say.An unidentified man was shot and killed in the 6900 block of River Bluff about 1 a.m. Two other unidentified people -- a ma ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Marcus Tyrone Carter, 49, Bayou Body Count No. 130

    A killing, then a sprint to the border​A man was shot to death by his cousin in the Greenspoint area Friday night, and the suspect was later arrested near the Mexican border.Marcus Tyrone Carter, 49, was shot several times in an apartment complex parking lot by his cousin Damon Lousieur Jacquot, 3 ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Kenneth Dotson, 25, Bayou Body Count No. 126

    No motive known for the shooting​A south Houston man was shot and killed at his front door early Tuesday morning.Kenneth Dotson, 25, was shot about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in the 4100 block of Groton, police said, although few other details were available."Mr. Dotson was met in front of his ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Sometimes The Cases Are Easy, Sometimes Not

    courtesy of HCSOSandra Martinez​It may seem like it sometimes, but not all murders in Houston go unsolved.Take, for instance, a case last Friday inside a home at 10727 Lumber Ridge Trail. Sandra Martinez and her husband, Cesar Barrera, had been arguing most of the night when at about 9:30 p.m. Bar ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: World's Vaguest Murder

    courtesy of HPDThe two suspected knife men​Houston police are looking for a pair of men suspected of stabbing 22-year-old Vicente Ramirez to death early Saturday morning. Police say Ramirez and some friends were at a bar at around 4:30 a.m. at 5901 Hillcroft when they got into a fight with a bunc ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Metro Cop No-Billed In Shooting; Agency's Top Cop Says He Did Apologize To Victim

    Photo by Craig Malisow A Harris County grand jury on Monday no-billed the Metro officer who shot and killed a knife-weilding man who had threatened at least one Metro passenger. Accidentally shot in the May 5 incident was Guadalupe Acosta, who subsequently sued Metro. Metro Pol ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Nudity, Crack Pipes & A Double-Murder-Suicide

    The big news this week in Bayou Body Count is the three dead family members League City police are investigating as a possible murder-murder-suicide. Lewis Cantrell Jr. and his wife Gayle Cantrell were found shot to death in their living room on the 2900 block of Chinaberry Park Lane. Lewis Cantrell ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    HPD Cleared in Death of Alleged CIA Agent

    You might remember Roland Carnaby, the mysterious guy who was gunned down by HPD after a chase last April. Carnaby claimed to have been a CIA agent. The CIA has said he did not work for them, but there was enough haziness and plausibility that the Internet lit up with conspiracy theories. Today, ... More >>

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    December 29, 1994

    Shooting In the New Year

    Out with the old, in with the new, and don't forget to duck!

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