Police: Tow truck driver took photo of gunmen before fatal shooting


HOUSTON – Police are asking for help identifying two men wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in north Houston.

According to authorities, one person was killed Wednesday night in a shootout between a tow truck driver and another person at an apartment complex on West Little York Road near the North Freeway.

The tow truck driver – identified as 48-year-old Augustin Martinez – was giving a customer a ride when he got into an argument with two men in a red Ford Explorer, police said.

Authorities said the men became hostile, and that's when one of them pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at Martinez.

Police said Martinez tried to flee the scene, but lost control of his truck and crashed. Authorities said Martinez was shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Before the shooting, Martinez was able to take a photo of the two men, and now police are asking for help identifying them. 

Both are Hispanic and between 30 and 40 years old.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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