HPD: Man shot multiple times dies trying to drive himself to hospital

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HOUSTON — A man is dead after being shot multiple times in the chest and then attempting to drive himself to the hospital early Sunday in southwest Houston.

It's possible the victim was shot after a night of drinking turned violent, the Houston Police Department said. Officers were called to the Victorian Apartments in the 9400 block of Coventry Square Drive at Bissonnet Street around 2:30 a.m.

Police said Aaron Duckworth, 40, was in the parking lot when he and another man got into an argument that escalated to a fist fight. At some point, investigators believe the other man pulled out a gun and fired at Duckworth.

The victim got into his vehicle and drove to Cook Road at Shannon Hills Drive, where he crashed into a brick wall and then passed out to due a loss of blood. He later died at the hospital after be picked up by paramedics.

Duckworth is often seen hanging out in the apartment's parking lot but isn't a resident, according to several residents.

There was a standoff later Sunday morning when a man barricaded himself inside an apartment. He was taken in for questioning. Police said he was a person of interest, but they don’t know what his involvement is in the shooting.

Further investigation determined two groups of people got into an argument that lead to one unknown suspect puling out a weapon and shooting Duckworth.

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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