HOUSTON (KIAH) — A taco truck owner is dead, and a suspect is on the loose after a fatal shooting overnight in southeast Houston.
Police said they are still looking for the person responsible for gunning down another just before 4 a.m. Friday morning.
Houston Police responded to a call at the 8500 block of the Gulf Freeway near Monroe after the shooting at a gas station. That’s where witnesses told police the shooter ran on foot.
A man was found with multiple gunshot wounds. Houston Fire Department paramedics later declared the man dead at the scene.
Police said that the man owned a taco truck near the gas station, and that a man tried to rob the owner by gunpoint. But a scuffle broke out between the two, and the suspect — described as a Black or Hispanic man wearing all black — shot the man several times.
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.