HOUSTON – A man who was found dead after being hit by several cars Sunday morning had been shot multiple times before the hit-and-run an autopsy revealed, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The incident happened around 1:53 a.m. in the 7200 block of Sugarland Howell Road in southwest Harris County.
Harris County deputies responded to the scene and the man, in his 20s, was found dead. Deputies said the man was struck by a total of three vehicles. Deputies said two of the vehicles fled the scene while the third vehicle stopped after realizing she struck a body. Deputies said the man was dragged about 15-20 feet by the third vehicle that stopped.
Deputies have no information or description of the two vehicles that fled the scene. Gonzalez said prior to the hit-and-run, the man was shot multiple times. Harris County homicide detectives are investigating the incident.
Investigators did find a gun, ammunition and money in the victim’s jacket on the roadway, deputies said. The man’s identity has not been released.