Suspected drug dealer shot and killed in NE Houston, police searching for gunman

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HOUSTON – Authorities are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man during a drug deal in northeast Houston.

It happened around 2 a.m. at an apartment off Homestead Road and Tidwell.

Police say a man went to the apartment to buy marijuana when he began to threaten the alleged drug dealer with a gun. Officials say after the two men tussled, the gun fired killing the suspected drug dealer.

The victim’s girlfriend and baby were both inside the apartment at the time and were not hurt.

The woman was able to give police a description of the suspect.