Police say they found drugs in the victim’s car after the shooting around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 8800 block of Mesa Drive.
HPD also said surveillance video shows what appears to be the drug deal between the 21-year-old victim and the gunman a few minutes before the shooting.
The gunman took off after the shooting.
The victim tried to as well but fell trying to get away and died at the scene, according to Houston Fire Department officials.
Police said according to a witness, he and the victim were eating in the restaurant parking lot. When the victim went back to the restaurant for condiments, he was shot multiple times by the suspect.
Police are still looking for the killer as of Wednesday morning. The suspect is described as a Black man between the ages of 19 to 25 years old, with a medium afro, thin build, wearing a black shirt with white lettering, wearing slacks with possibly green boxers.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.