Worker shot dead during robbery at home construction site in NE Houston, deputies say

Scene near schools

HOUSTON – A construction supervisor was shot and killed -- and possibly robbed at a home construction site in northeast Houston, Harris County deputies said. 

Deputies said the construction supervisor was approached by two males may have been targeted, as there have been other reports of construction workers in the area being robbed.  

The shooting was reported around noon on Pueblito Verde Way, near Channelview Independent School District's two campuses, Alice Johnson Jr. High and McMullan Elementary.

A spokesperson for the district said the two schools were on lockdown for roughly 10 minutes due to the situation, but the lockdown has since been lifted.

Deputies said they were searching for two men in a silver Dodge van. The van was found around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, but the men remained on the run.

One man was described as a black male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and has a medium build, wearing a green shirt with dark pants and a black cap and mask.

The second man is described as either a black or Hispanic man with a medium build, wearing a blue shirt and mask.