Fatal shooting at West Houston mall, police say

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Houston police respond to a fatal shooting at the 9200 block of Richmond Avenue on May 18, 2022


A man was fatally shot early Wednesday as he attempted to rob another man at gunpoint at a mall in west Houston, Houston police say.

Officers responded to reports of the shooting at around 3:53 a.m. The shooting took place in the mall parking lot at 9275 Richmond Avenue near Ocee Street. Police found a 22-year-old man dead of multiple gunshot wounds at the scene, HPD officials said.

The man’s identity is pending pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner, according to the HPD news release.

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Investigators said the man allegedly pulled a gun on another man in the parking lot before hitting him with it. The victim, who was sitting in a car, grabbed a gun and shot her assailant.

Homicide investigators presented the case to the Harris County prosecutor’s office, which determined it would go to a grand jury, the news release added.

No further information is available at this time.

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