Police seek shooter who killed Army veteran

HOUSTON – Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Homicide Division held a press conference Friday morning to ask the public's help in identifying the suspect who shot and killed a Domino's Pizza delivery driver, who was also an Army veteran.

Paul Hillick Jr. was shot and killed on March 17, less than a mile from Domino's.

Police said Hillick had just completed his pizza delivery route around 11 p.m. and was driving west on Court Road, between Manor Park and South Post Oak, when he was shot multiple times through his front driver side window.

Hillick's vehicle struck a mailbox, then came to a stop. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Houston police don't think robbery was a motive because Hillick's cash and other personal items were inside his car with his body, police said. Police said it appears no one was outside to witness Hillick being shot.

"People were inside their homes. They were not outside. So eyewitness accounts were limited," said an HPD investigator.

Family members asked the public for help to find the killer.

"It's been awful. You become numb to hearing murders all the time on the news and you don't think it's going to happen to you, but when it does, you don't know what to do," said Laura Giffen, Hillick's sister.

Hillick was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army.

"We're trying to figure things and grieve him at the same time," Giffen said. 


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