Man shot, killed during robbery in 5th Ward, police say

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor
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HOUSTON - One man was killed Friday in a shooting in the 5th Ward.

The shooting was reported just before 2:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of Lyons Avenue.

Homicide detectives said Calvin Freeman, 43, was with a group of friends in front of his business when two people got out of a vehicle and tried to rob the group. When Freeman tried to run, he was shot multiple times, investigators said. 

He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man was beaten and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said the robbers got away in a light brown Hyundai with Texas license plates FMB-0929.

Anyone with information on their identities or the robbery and shooting is asked to call the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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