Francisco "Frankie" Vela, 22, Shot August 11, Bayou Body Count No. 207

Francisco "Frankie" Vela, 22, was shot to death at Norma's Plaza Apartments at 7526 Martin Luther King Blvd. on August 11, and police are struggling to find suspects. We were unaware of the shooting at the time, but have since been alerted by the victim's mother-in-law.

Witnesses heard two gunshots at the apartment complex at the above address. Patrol officers and HFD paramedics arrived and were directed to the area where the victim was found outside an apartment, according to a release.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or charging of any suspect in the case. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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