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Man found dead in north Houston identified

HOUSTON – For much of Friday night, one North Side street was blocked off with crime scene tape, and worried neighbors looked on as Houston police investigated a deadly shooting.

Raquel Molinar, a neighbor said, "It's really scary because he's 5 feet away from us, and to think that something like a murder scene happened across the house makes you wonder if you're really safe."

Police got a call a little after 6 p.m. to the 200 block of Janisch Street.

When they arrived, they found the body of a man, identified as 58-year-old Carlos Dewayne Williams, inside his garage with multiple gunshot wounds.

Alma Jasper, a family friend, explained her reaction.

"Very frightening, and it's hard to believe that it's happening right here in my neighborhood," Jasper said.

Police are still looking into what led up to the shooting. They're also trying to track down the person or people responsible.

Close friends and neighbors said the victim was a kind guy and always looking out for others.

"He was really nice," Molinar said. "He would look after us and our house when we were not here. He's really nice. Very friendly."

"I'm a senior citizen and living across the street I could talk to him about what's going on in the neighborhood," Jasper said.

Neighbors and friends said they are stunned by how Williams was killed and want the person responsible behind bars.

"I think it's just sad," Jasper said. "I think it's a waste of life. And I want whoever did it caught, and that it's done swiftly."