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Police release sketch of man wanted in connection with two Houston-area shootings

Police released a sketch of a man believed to be connected to two Houston area shootings on Nov. 7, 2018.
Police released a sketch of a man believed to be connected to two Houston area shootings on Nov. 7, 2018. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Police have released a sketch of a man in connection with a shooting that happened Oct. 16 near the Heights on Cortlandt Street. 

Around 9:30 p.m., a man identified as Piotr Lewandowski, 38, was walking his dog when another man drove up and began shooting, hitting Lewandowski twice, police said.

Months earlier, on Aug. 15, a man identified as Sam Wingate, 84, was out for his daily morning walk in the Baytown area when he was shot in the back, police said.

Lewandowski was able to recover from his wounds, but Wingate was not.

On Nov. 7, 2018, police released a composite sketch of the man they believe to be involved in the Cortland shooting, along with a statement saying they believe it is the same man who shot and killed Wingate.

According to authorities, the man is believed to be a black man in his late 20s to early 30s who is about 6 feet 2 inches tall. Police also believe he is driving a silver or gray Chevrolet Malibu.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Houston Police Department Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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