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    February 3, 2013

    Craft Beer Community Reacts to Death of Ash Rowell, Former Owner of Duff Beer Distribution

    Ashley "Ash" Rowell -- former owner of Duff Beer Distribution and beloved figure in Houston's craft beer community -- was shot and killed at his Montrose home this past Friday evening. Rowell answered a knock at his door around 7:45 p.m. on Friday and was shot in the doorway. According to the Houst ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    All Three Suspects in the Air Jordan Shoe Murder in Custody

    In the first "I swear this is going to be a better year than last year" moment of 2013, police have reported Wednesday that they have apprehended all three of the suspects in the December 21 murder of Joshua Wood. For those not familiar with the crime, he was shot and killed over a pair of Nike Air ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Unidentified 20-year-old Robbery Suspect Shot by Store Owner: Bayou Body Count No. 200

    An armed robbery suspect was shot to death at a Cricket Wireless Store by the store's owner just after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Houston police report. The identity of the 20-year-old suspect is pending notification of family members. The shooting occurred at 1419 South Loop West (South Interstate Highwa ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Kirk Pierre Rhodes, 34, Arrested in Fatal Shooting of 53-year-old Man: Bayou Body Count No. 193

    Murder charges are pending against a 34-year-old man in the fatal shooting of another man, Houston police report. Kirk Pierre Rhodes was arrested following the shooting at 6013 Schroeder about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 7. The identity of the male victim, 53, was being withheld pending notif ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Benjamin Becke, Gunshot Victim, Bayou Body Count No. 183

    A 30-year-old man was found shot to death at 2016 Dunlavy early Sunday morning after a fight with a neighbor, Houston police say. Benjamin David Becke of Huffman died on the scene about 2 a.m. after witnesses said he had fought with a neighbor.

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    October 15, 2012

    John Martinez, 45, Bayou Body Count No. 176

    A man was shot and killed in his southeast-side driveway Saturday night, Houston police say. John Martinez, 45, was walking from his car to his front door in the 7000 block of Ashburn about 10 p.m. when he was approached by suspected robbers who shot the father of four. Martinez was hit by several ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    Six HPD Officers To Be Honored By Governor For Above-And-Beyond Services Rendered

    Governor Rick Perry will honor six Houston police officers tomorrow for the service they gave the public, service that left them wounded from gunshots or other actions. The officers will receive the Star of Texas Award, which "were created to honor and commemorate selected first responders who made ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Jerrell Dwayne Lewis, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 137

    A man was shot to death on the northwest side Wednesday night, police say. Jerrell Dwayne Lewis, 28, was found lying dead from several gunshot wounds in an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Lost Forest about 11:30 p.m. last night, HPD says. Officers responded to "a shots fired" call and found ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Unidentified Male, 25, Bayou Body Count No. 132

    A man was shot to death in a southwest side apartment Wednesday evening, and police say they have little to go on in terms of solving the case. The name of the 25-year-old victim has not been released pending notification of family members. Police say the man went to an apartment in the 7200 block ... 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 11, 2012

    Man Reaches For a Can of Beer, Shot Dead by Officer Who Thought He Had a Gun:Bayou Body Count No. 96

    An unidentified man was shot to death by a Houston police officer when he reached into his waistband -- contrary to the orders of the officer -- and she shot him. There was no weapon on the man; he was reaching for a can of beer, investigators reported. Officer J. McGowan and her partner were c ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Trae Tha Truth Releases Statement on Wednesday's ABN Shooting

    Moments ago, Houston rapper Trae tha Truth released a statement about the shootings at the southwest Houston cabaret Diamond Club (formerly Scores) where he was wounded in the parking lot after performing a Juneteenth concert at the nearby Club Blue. One other person was wounded and three people wer ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Sheila Scott, 53, Victim Of Murder-Suicide, Bayou Body Count No. 78

    A 53-year-old-woman was shot to death by her husband, who then turned the gun on himself, Houston police say. Sheila Scott was shot several times by her husband Eugene Scott, 54, shortly befoe midnight Friday in their home in the 8300 block of Glenheath, near Hobby Airport, police say. A man calle ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Jason Windham, 40, Bayou Body Count No. 75

    A man was shot to death after several men forced their way into his motel room early Monday, Houston police said. Jason Windham, 40, was staying with his girlfriend at the America's Best Inns & Suites in the 700 block of North Sam Houston tollway, HPD says. About two in the morning, he answered a ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Brandon Marquis Bryant, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 53

    A man was shot to death on a south Houston street Tuesday afternoon, Houston police say. Brandon Marquis Bryant, 28, was sitting in his car with the door open in the 3700 block of Alice about 4:30 p.m., police say. "At some point, Bryant was shot by one or possibly two unknown male suspects," HPD ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 24

    Very little is known about a man found shot to death at a southeast-side apartment complex, Houston police say. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was found about 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the 10900 block of Tanner Park Court. Police got a call about a shooting, and officers found the v ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 23

    A man was found shot to death in a southeast-side apartment complex early this morning, Houston police say. The man, whose identity has not been released, was found shot in the face about 2 a.m. in the 4100 block of Broadway, near the Gulf Freeway. KPRC reports the killing appears to be gang-relat ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Careful With Those Karaoke Song Choices​A man was shot and killed after another man at the Southwest Houston restaurant where he had just sung karaoke took issue with his song choice, according to Channel 13. The incident occurred in a taqueria near Hillcroft and Sands Point around 2 a.m. Police say the two men began ar ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Jacqueline Shaikh, 11, Killed by Dad Who Then Commits Suicide, Bayou Body Count No. 19

    An 11-year-old girl was shot to death by her father, who then committed suicide, police say. Jacqueline Shaikh was killed by her father, Sardar Shaikh, 47, on the southwest wide of town Sunday afternoon about 1 p.m., HPD says. The elder Shaikh also shot Jacqueline's sister, Vivian, 14, and her mot ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Antoin Leon Yarbrough, 39, Bayou Body Count No. 13

    A man was shot to death early Saturday morning outside a southwest-side strip club, police say. Antoin Leon Yarbrough, 39, was standing outside the Palace Gentleman's Club in the 9300 block of Bissonnet when he was approached by a man, police said. At some point, the man shot him. KHOU reports th ... 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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    November 14, 2011

    Darrin Doucet, 21, Bayou Body Count No. 174

    Questions about which of two people shot Darrin Doucet​A man was shot to death on the northeast side Friday night, and a Harris County grand jury will determine if there will be any charges in the incident. Darrin Doucet, 21, was visiting a friend in the 10500 block of Kelburn about 8:30 p.m. ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Phillip Little, 40, Pizza Driver Shot During Robbery, Bayou Body Count No. 170

    Pizza driver killed in robbery.​A Domino's deliveryman was shot and killed during an apparent robbery on the south side of town last night. Phillip Little, 40, was found slumped over his steering wheel after an accident at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Canterway, police ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Michael Goodner: Man Killed by 70-Year-Old Montrose Neighbor Knew All About Violent Montrose Neighbors

    Trouble with the neighbors.​Houston police say no charges have been filed in the shooting death of Michael Goodner, 38, Friday evening. Goodner was shot in the chest by a 70-year-old man in the 1300 block of Pierce, but HPD says it will confer with the District Attorney's office about a crimi ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Dominique Curry, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 151

    Death in the afternoon​A man was shot to death in broad daylight in a southside apartment complex Sunday, police say. Dominique Curry, 20, was killed about 3:20 p.m. when he was shot in the parking lot ofthe complex in the 7400 block of Calhoun. He was taken to a hospital where he died. "The ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Unidentified Male in Wild Shootout, Bayou Body Count No. 142

    Bullets were flying.​A wild shootout in a southwest side apartment complex last night left one man dead and two injured. No names have been released, but Houston police say the gunfire began last night about 11 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Course. One man was shot in the head and is in th ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Matthew Mehdi Rouhani, 61, Bayou Body Count No. 139

    A man was found shot to death in his westside business Saturday and his car was stolen, Houston police say. Matthew Mehdi Rouhani, 61, was found dead by employees in the 1600 block of Upland about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, HPD says. "Mr. Rouhani had not been seen since last Tuesday (Aug. 30) and his emp ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Billy Joe Lackey, 32, Bayou Body Count No. 138

    HPDJohnathan Dixon admitted killing Lackey, police say.​A gunfight on the northeast side left one man dead Sunday morning, Houston police said. Billy Joe Lackey, 32, was killed in a shootout with Johnathan Dixon, 25, about 11 a.m. Sunday in the 7900 block of Lynette. Police got a call about ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Oscar Ortiz Orozco, 53, Bayou Body Count No. 134

    Shot on the way to work​A schoolbus driver on his way to work early this morning was shot to death in his car in Greenspoint today, Houston police say. Oscar Ortiz Orozco, 53, was shot in the 800 block of Seminar Drive about 5 a.m. Houston police say they think he was shot as he was sitting b ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Robert Jones, 60, Bayou Body Count No. 121

    HPDWalter Hinton: Wanted in shooting death.​A fight over a dog bite led to a man shooting three people in the Third Ward early Saturday morning, killing one. Robert Jones, 60, was shot to death about 1:10 a.m. in the 3000 block of Truxillo. Walter Hinton, 38, is wanted by the police in conne ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Donald Griffin, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 110

    "Person of interest" arrested wearing body armor​A man was shot to death in a southside apartment complex early Saturday morning, police say. A "person of interest" has been arrested after a brief SWAT stand-off in which he was found to be wearing body armor. Glenn Terrance Sherman, 28, has n ... 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 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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    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

    Terrance Nelson, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 86

    A home invasion, a stolen car, a death​A Kashmere Gardens man was shot to death in what police believe was a home invasion Friday afternoon. Terrance Nelson, 28, was found dead from a gunshot wound in his home in the 3900 block of Kress about 3:40 p.m. Friday. "He appeared to have been killed ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Unidentified Homeless Man, Bayou Body Count No. 71

    Found shot to death in the bayou​Houston homicide detectives are asking the public's help in identifying a homeless man whose body was found in Buffalo Bayou downtown Saturday morning. The man had apparently suffered gunshot wounds, HPD said. The body was found near the 700 block of Franklin ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Unidentified Male, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 65

    18 years old and dead from an argument.​An 18-year-old man was shot to death during an argument on the west side around noon Sunday, police say. The victim, whose identity has not been released, was found dead in the 10800 block of Richmond about 11:30 a.m., HPD says. Witnesses told police t ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Rodeo Gunshots: The Video

    Channel 39 got its hands on some cellphone camera footage of the gunshots fired over the weekend at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. (In case you're wondering, the scoreboard so far shows one shooting incident, one cop-allegedly-throwing-tear-gas incident.) Of course, it's blurry, shaky and very ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Unidentified Man, Bayou Body Count No. 235

    Shot in the chest, but little else known​There's very little information about a man dead from a gunshot wound on the south side Thursday afternoon.The victim, whose identity was not released, was found shot in the chest shortly before 3 p.m. in the 4500 block of Maggie.What HPD has to say about i ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Luis Escobar: Family Sues, Claims Sheriff's Deputies Shot Him Three Times In The Back

    Family files suit over police shooting​Teenager Luis Escobar was shot in the back three times by a Harris County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop gone terribly wrong. And now, nearly a year and a half later, Escobar's family has decided to sue the officer and the county As is almost always ... 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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    June 23, 2010

    Gloria Gonzales, 40, Bayou Body Count No. 158

    Nightmare for a daughter​A woman was shot to death in front of her daughter by her estranged husband, who then turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide.Gloria Gonzales, 40 was sitting behind the wheel of her car in a parking lot on the north side of town, talking with her estranged husband wh ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Lee Tisdel, 62, Bayou Body Count No. 98

    A robbery includes multiple fatal gunshots​A 62-year-old man was found shot to death in his place of business in southeast Houston early Monday afternoon, police say.The family of Lee Tisdel went to check the business in the 9100 block of Winkler after being unable to contact him and found his bod ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Unidentified Man, Bayou Body Count No. 37

    ​Not much is known about a man who was shot to death early Saturday morning, but it's a good bet that he didn't die thirsty.Officers got a call about a shooting at 2054 Wirt in northwest Houston. When they arrived, they found a dead man in a parking lot.The cops talked to witnesses who said that t ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: They're Finding Dead Bodies All Over The Place

    ​For the past four days, local cops and sheriff's deputies have been finding dead bodies all over the place. From ditches and cars to living rooms and the middle of streets, they seem to be popping up everywhere.All the police have are just a few leads, no suspects, and a growing pile of cold bodi ... 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 30, 2009

    This Just In: A Wiffle-Ball Bat Is Not A Deadly Weapon

    Partying in Beaumont -- does it get any better? The smoky industrial fumes, the Golden Triangle aura, the knowledge that at any moment you could up and visit the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum if you wanted to: It's what makes life in Beaumont so good.As long as you keep the Wiffle-Ball Bats safely ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: An Attempt To Steal A Car Ends Badly

    Texas and the right to defend oneself with deadly force seem to go hand-in-hand. And so it was for one man and his wife on Saturday along the 1100 block of Langwick. Houston police say a man shot and killed Darryl Milton Franklin Jr., 37, after Franklin tried to steal his car around 6:25 in the morn ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Bayou Body County: Killed While Cleaning Up Some Beer Cans

    Photo courtesy HCSOAfter less than three months of investigating, the Houston police think they've finally got their man. Investigators have charged 23-year-old Kermit Ladell Johnson with murder for allegedly killing man in a parking lot in March.Police accuse Johnson of shooting 39-year-old Steven ... More >>

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