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    September 2, 2014

    Five Reasons to Give HPD Funding for Body Cameras

    Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is asking City Hall for $8 million to equip 3,500 police officers over three years in order to arm HPD officers with small body cameras in a bid toward police transparency. The push for department-wide body cameras is an expansion on a pilot program that beg ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Suspect in Shooting That Injured Kids Was Awaiting Trial for Murder

    One of two suspects arrested in connection with two shooting incidents August 6 that landed an eight-year-girl and her younger brother in the hospital was previously charged with murder and out on bend, awaiting trial. Jordan Q. Wilson, 21, was indicted for murder in November 2013 in connection wit ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    UPDATE: Police Apprehend Second Suspect in Shooting Death of Taco Truck Owner

    UPDATE: The second suspect in the shooting death of Lorenzo Juan Vasquez was apprehended at 5:30 this morning in Madisonville, Texas. The suspect, Adrian Gomez, was sitting outside of a closed business early in the morning when he attracted the attention of a local police officer. Upon running a ba ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Uncle Allegedly Shoots and Kills Nephew After Assault

    In what appears to best be described as a domestic disturbance gone very wrong, one man is dead and another injured after the two had an altercation Saturday afternoon in the near west side of Houston. The deceased, Robert Love III, 25, was at his home at 7815 Bellewood Drive when he was shot by his ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Harlem Harold Lewis: Man Charged in Christmas Eve Slayings of Bellaire Cop, Good Samaritan

    Murder charges have been filed against a 21-year-old man suspected of killing a Bellaire police officer and a man who came to his aid Christmas Eve. Harlem Harold Lewis has been charged with capital murder and murder in the shooting deaths of Bellaire Police Corporal J.D. Norman, 53, and Terry Tayl ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Harris County Sheriff's Office Asks For Help Finding Who Killed Coty Beavers

    If you are so inclined, the Harris County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding who killed Coty Beavers, who was shot to death on Monday, November 12 in his apartment. And to sweeten the deal, Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000..

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    November 9, 2012

    Vanessa Rodriguez, 23, Shot to Death at Home, 1-year-old in Apartment: Bayou Body Count No. 195

    A 23-year-old woman was shot in her apartment Thursday and died later at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston police say. Vanessa Rodriguez called police about 11 a.m. on November 8, telling them she had been shot. When they arrived at her apartment at 8520 Pitner they found that she had suffered sev ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Corey Hayes, 22, Shot Dead by Reserve Deputy: Bayou Body Count No. 189

    Houston police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death by an off duty Harris County sheriff's reserve deputy after he fought with relatives and then forced his way into the deputy's nearby apartment. The fatal shooting occurred just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, Novembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Unarmed Man, Kenneth Brian Releford, Fatally Shot After Charging Police, HPD Says

    Police fatally shot an unarmed man, Kenneth Brian Releford, early Thursday morning near downtown, following a confrontation when he approached officers with a hand tucked behind his back, police said. This was the second time in three weeks that police gunned down a person who had a suspected ment ... More >>

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    October 10, 2012

    Gertrude Companion, 72, Bayou Body Count No. 173

    Two people found shot to death at 14302 Carolcrest St. about 10:30 a.m. on October 3 were part of an apparent murder-suicide, Houston police say. Police identified the victims, both of the same address, as Gertrude Companion, 72, and Michael Companion, 71.

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Osasuyi Victor Uhunmwangho, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 141

    A Katy man was shot to death on a sidewalk on the far west side of town shortly before midnight Tuesday, Houston police say. Osasuyi Victor Uhunmwangho, 27, was taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital after the 11:45 p.m. shooting in the 100 block of West Parkwest, at the Parkwest Townhomes co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    11-Month-Old Baby Girl Caught In Spray Of Gunfire, Bayou Body Count No. 135

    An 11-month-old girl's brief life was snuffed out when struck by a spray of bullets fired in a walk-by shooting, Houston police say. The infant's identity has not been released pending verification, but she was pronounced dead at Texas Children's Hospital after the incident in front of her family's ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Jimmy Earl Wooten, 36, Bayou Body Count No. 125

    A man standing outside his Fifth Ward home was shot to death Monday night, Houston police say. Jimmy Earl Wooten, 36, was standing in the driveway of his home in the 3200 block of Lee about 11 p.m. last night when he was approached by two men, HPD says. "Both suspects then made unknown demands and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Five Dumbest Reasons Someone Got Killed in East Texas

    We understand some of you will read this and likely think: Every reason to kill someone is wrong. This rationale holds ostensible merit, you, reader of great virtue. But there is a difference -- minuscule as it may be -- between wrong and just plain dumb. Every excuse is wrong, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Unidentified Austin Woman, 24, Killed Allegedly Buying Weed, Bayou Body Count No. 77

    A 24-year-old Austin woman was shot and killed after a weed buy turned into a robbery, Houston police say. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was with two other Austin women when they met three males to buy some pot in the 200 block of Rosamond Sunday night, HPD says. The location is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Unidentified Male, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 64

    A man walking through his westside apartment complex Sunday night was shot to death, Houston police said. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was walking to a convenience store about 9:30 p.m. when he was shot in the head by someone who then fled on foot, police say. Anyone with info ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Roy Valdez, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 59

    A man was shot several times at a southwest-side restaurant Sunday afternoon and died, Houston police say. Roy Valdez, 20, was at the Taqueria Cancun in the 8100 block of South Gessner with four other men when the shooting occurred. The four men fled. "HPD investigators are asking all of these ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Brandon Larue Jackson: Serious About Face Ink, Charged with Murder

    There is commitment to your tats and then there is COMMITMENT! In the case of Brandon Larue Jackson, the man is serious when it comes to his ink. Unfortunately, he is also being accused of the shooting death of Casey D. Read on July 7, 2010. The 26-year-old Jackson was already in jail on an unrelat ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh: $5,000 Reward for Information About Her Murder

    The younger brother of a Texas Medical Center student who was slain outside her parents' Galleria-area townhome Monday issued a tearful plea for anyone with information about the incident to come forward. "I can't see my parents -- and I don't want to see any parents -- in this situation, and we ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Joshua Anthony Twohig: Occupy Houston Shooter Charged

    The guy who started shooting a rifle at the Occupy Houston site last evening has been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, Houston police say. The shooter was injured by return fire from police, but is in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries. Joshua Anthony Twoh ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Unidentified Female, 39, Bayou Body Count No. 177

    Argument ends in murder, cops say.​A woman was shot to death by a man who has turned himself in and faces murder charges, police say. Matthew Hollowell Layton, 26, shot the 39-year-old woman, whose name has not been released pending notification of family members, during an argument about 5:5 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Unidentified Male Drive-By Shooting Victim, Bayou Body Count No. 166

    Drive-by shooting on the southwest side.​A man sitting inside his mobile home on the southwest side was killed in a drive-by shooting early this morning, police say. The man, whose identity has not been released, was shot around 3 a.m. in the 7300 block of Ashcroft. Another man was injured. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Aaron Andrew Flores, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 159

    Little information on a murder.​A man standing in front of his residence at 2 a.m. today was shot in the chest and died. Aaron Andrew Flores, 43, was shot in the 10200 block of Telephone Road, police say. "The suspect or suspects then fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle," HPD says, but ... More >>

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    September 19, 2011

    Unidentified Male in Road-Rage Incident, Bayou Body Count No. 143

    Road rage leads to murder.​A man whose car was involved in a road-rage altercation was followed home and shot to death early Sunday morning, Houston police say. The man's identity was not released, but he was shot to death about 3:30 Sunday morning in an apartment complex on the southeast sid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Two Unidentified Bar Patrons, Bayou Body Count Nos. 78 & 79

    Two men dead from nightclub shooting​Houston police say two men were fatally shot inside a southeast-side nightclub last night. The identities of the two men, believed to be in their 30s, have not been released, and police say many of the witnesses to what happened scattered as gunshots began ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 31

    Male shot by off-duty cop.​An unidentified male of unknown age was shot by an off-duty Houston Police officer Wednesday night. Officer S. Bryant, a 15-year veteran of HPD currently assigned to the Narcotics Division, was working an extra job at the Emerald Bay Apartments (6767 Bennington) when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    David Davila, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 17

    Bar shooting leaves one dead​A man was shout outside a southeast side bar early Sunday morning, Houston police say. The shooting happened about 4:30 a.m. after a fight that began inside Joe's Texas Pub in the 11000 block of Fuqua, the station said. The altercation continued outside the bar, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Luis Arturo Martinez: Pretty Good Composite Drawings in Security Guard's Death

    HPDThe suspected shooter​Friends and relatives of Luis Arturo Martinez, the 22-year-old security guard who was shot to death trying to break up a bar fight, may be one step closer to finding justice. Composite drawings of the suspected shooter and his accomplice have just been released by HPD ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Kar Lucky, 26, Bayou Body Count No. 279

    Drive-by shooting in a west side apartment complex​It has to be said: Kar Lucky's luck ran out Tuesday. Houston police say they believe Lucky, 26, was the victim of a drive-by shooting in the 5900 block of Ranchester on the west side Tuesday night. About 11:30 p.m.they say, HPD responded to ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 270

    Carjacking death on the northeast side​A man was shot to death as his car was being stolen last night on the northeast side, Houston police say. The victim, whose name was not released, was confronted in the 6200 block of Sayers about 9 p.m. by an unknown assailant. The victim was shot, and t ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 256

    A man was shot to death as he and his two brothers tried to stop a man from breaking into his car on the northwest side early Thursday morning, police say.The victim, whose identity was not released, saw the suspect about 4:20 a.m. and went out to confront him with his two brothers, HPD says.An alte ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 231

    Photo courtesy HPDPolice want to talk to these people​A man was shot several times and killed outside a northwest side strip mall early Sunday morning, police say.And HPD is looking for help locating two "persons of interest" in connection with the incident. They are pictured to the right.Police s ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Shatavia Anderson, 14, Bayou Body Count No. 193

    14-year-old shot, robbed while walking home about 1 a.m.​A 14-year-old girl was found shot to death as she was walking home early Saturday morning, police say.Shatavia Anderson had been escorted by a friend and the friend's relative to the corner of Greens Road and Wayforest on the north side of t ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Mistakes Equals Murders

    ​No one likes being punished for something they didn't do. Even more so when the punishment is a series of deadly bullet wounds. But that's exactly what happened to Quincey Taylor, Houston police say. A little more than three months ago, police got a call about a shooting that was happening ... More >>

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    July 28, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: A Cold Case Solved

    ​After 15 long years, Houston police detectives believe they've finally found their man. Michael Deshawn Winfrey, 36, has been charged with capital murder for allegedly shooting a man who was protecting his son at a pay phone at 6603 Fuqua on April 24, 1994.Police say Jeffrey Brown, 30, was drivin ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Breaking News: Gunplay at Trae Day

    Ninety-eight percent of Trae Day went exactly as advertised. There were moonwalks and video-game trailers for the kids, local merchants selling various CDs and DVDs, a few actual celebrities and a general feeling of community pride throughout. Then they started shooting. At approximately 8:30 p.m. - ... 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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    June 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Officer Down, And Brother Vs. Brother

    Houston police have charged a pair of men for allegedly killing an undercover officer on Tuesday on the 6700 block of Hillcroft. A 16-year-old girl has also been charged for her alleged involvement.According to police, officer Henry Canales of the auto-theft division, who was working undercover, was ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: When The Current Girlfriend and Estranged Wife Fight, Nothing Good Happens

    A Harris County Constable reserve deputy has been charged with killing a man outside a bar early Friday morning at 2708 North Shepherd.According to Houston police, reserve deputy Jose Castillo, 39, was outside Buffalo Fred's Icehouse at around 2 am when he is accused of shooting Angel Erevia Jr., 31 ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Last Suspect In Shooting Of Historic Officer Nabbed

    The last of the three suspects in the shooting that left HPD's first Hispanic female officer paralyzed has been apprehended, thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip. Police arrested Andrew Garcia at 1:30 this morning in a condo at 10912 Gulf Freeway after getting the tip. “This capture shows once more th ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Parts Unknown

    Did Donnie Riley kill Tarron Dixon, or was he shooting at someone else in a different Houston neighborhood that night 13 years ago?

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    April 29, 2004

    Collision Course

    A lawsuit challenges deputies who shoot fleeing drivers

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    April 1, 2004

    Exit Wounds

    The gunman fled. Her point-blank panic hasn't.

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    August 8, 2002

    An Absolute Maybe

    There's little doubt that Johnnie Bernal was not a really good guy. The question remains, though, how bad was he?

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    May 6, 1999

    Dead, Dead, Dead

    The police killings of Pedro Oregon, Ida Lee Delaney and Byron Gillum

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    July 9, 1998

    Two Bullets in the Back

    Three cops. One kid on LSD. Something just didn't add up for Skip and Becky Allen, who filed a lawsuit to find out how their son died.

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