Jony Josue Benitez-Lopez, 26, Bayou Body Count No. 288

A man was found dead in the street on the northeast side Friday morning, and the police suspect foul play.

A driver passing by saw a body in the road at the 5400 block of Caplin and called police. Responders found the body of Jony Josue Benites-Lopez, 26, and pronounced him dead at the scene from a gunshot wound.

"Further investigation led police to a second crime scene located at 2200 Harwell," HPD says. "There, investigators found items inside a Ford Explorer belonging to Mr. Lopez."

They say they have no motive for the killing.

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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Richard Connelly
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