Car found in ditch, man shot, slumped over wheel

By Ashlynn Turner - Content Editor

A few men on their way to work found a car crashed in a ditch and a man shot to death inside Wednesday morning.

The men on their way to work were driving on the 2400 block of Peyton Road when they came across a red Jeep crashed into a ditch.

The men said as they drove past the Jeep Liberty they looked inside and saw a man slumped over the wheel.

The police came out to investigate the scene, and they found a man, identified as 51-year-old Jose Hernandez, shot once in the head, police said.

According to authorities, upon watching surveillance video from a nearby store they saw Hernandez meet up with another person around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

Officials said something went wrong during the meeting, and Hernandez was shot.

His car rolled into the ditch and the other vehicle took off, according to police.

Police have not released information about the other car involved.

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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