Shafin Okieth Lark, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 106

Police have a suspect in the stabbing death of 27-year-old Shafin Okieth Lark, killed shortly about 12:15 Saturday morning.

The "person of interest," pictured to the right, is Gary Bernard Allen. He's described as a black
male in his early 40s, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds.

Police say Lark and his girlfriend were visiting her relative in the 6600 block of Trigate Drive.

"During the visit, Allen and Lark, who was a resident of that house, got into an argument," HPD says. "At some point during the argument, Lark was stabbed and Allen and his girlfriend fled the scene."

Allen has not yet been charged with any crime, HPD says.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gary Bernard Allen is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.   

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