Father fatally shot in front of son while walking to southwest Houston convenience store

HOUSTON— The Houston Police Department is investigating after a man was fatally shot while walking to a convenience store in southwest Houston Wednesday.

Police responded to a shooting call in the 15700 block of Clarke Springs around 1 a.m.

According to police, Michael Lawson, 46, was walking to a convenience store with his son when a car drove up and someone inside the vehicle opened fire.

Lawson was pronounced dead at the scene. His son was not injured.

Multiple witnesses told police that they reported hearing multiple gunshots and what sounded like a car drive away at a high rate of speed.

Anyone with information regarding the case or the identities of the suspects is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.