'Twas three weeks before Christmas when late in the night, three friends arrived at a hotel after drinking and partying to their hearts' delight.
In what must have seemed like a pretty good thought, they entered an "employees only" door though they knew they ought not.
All rosy from drink and with a full head of stream, the trio climbed onto the roof as part of their scheme.
The three men then walked out to the ledge of the motel, when all of a sudden, one of them fell.
The cops have said that there was no foul play, but an autopsy will confirm how the man died that sad day.
Unless desperate for tires, robbing a tire store is never a good idea. Not only are there plenty of tire irons laying about to use as a defense, apparently there are guns, too.
On Wednesday evening, three guys tried to rob a pair of men at gunpoint at the El Mate Tire Shop at 11121 Bauman, police say. But one of the robbery victims was armed, and opened fire on the robbers, killing one of them, police say. The other two burglars ran away and were last seen in a black Mercury Mountaineer, police say.
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Homicide detectives picked up a few other new cases this past week:
Early Sunday morning, police got a call about a shooting and rushed over to 12411 Kuykendahl, where they found Cavondray Smith, 23, of Humble, lying on a median. She had been shot to death, police say. Smith was in an argument before being shot, police say, and a white Chevy Impala was seen fleeing the area just after the shooting.
At about 11 p.m. Tuesday, the wife of Raymundo Miller, 46, returned to their home at 11417 Danford, where she found her husband dead from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest, police say. Investigators believe robbery was the motive, though there are no suspects yet.
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