HPD, family members of man shot to death in Midtown ask for public’s help identifying suspect

Family and Houston ask for public's help in identifying suspect involved in young man's death. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department and the family members of a young man who was shot and killed in Midtown Saturday are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect involved.

At 3 a.m. Saturday, officers said they were dispatched to the intersection of San Jacinto and McIlhenny streets in reference to a shooting. On arrival, officers found the 26-year-old Lyvon Darnell Suell suffering from a gunshot wound in the street. Officials began CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police said Suell, along with three friends, visited several clubs in the area. Police said Suell had exited a nearby club with the second friend to meet a rideshare and saw a man at a stop sign, wearing a red hoodie and jeans. Police said, at some point, the suspect pulled out a pistol and fired several rounds at Suell.

Police said there was no motive and the cause of the shooting is unclear. Investigators said Suell was innocent in the shooting.

“I’m so broken,” Suell’s mother said. “Before he was an upcoming artist. He was my pooh. He was my baby.”

She asks for the public help to please say something if it will help lead to the arrest and identification of the gunman.

“My heart is broken, and if we don’t find who did this, I don’t see how my heart can go on,” she said.

Suell’s father said his son is from Detroit but that he loved Houston and asks for the community to come together to help find his killer.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that can help lead to an arrest or conviction. Anyone with information is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 or the Houston Police Department.

Watch the full press conference below:

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