Motel 6 housekeeper finds man shot multiple times in room, HPD says

Motel 6 on the East Freeway on Aug. 10, 2021.
Motel 6 on the East Freeway on Aug. 10, 2021. (Copyright 2021 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Houston police said a housekeeper at a Motel 6 found a man who was shot multiple times in one of the rooms Tuesday morning.

The finding was reported at 11:30 a.m. in the 10100 block of East Freeway.

In a news release Wednesday, authorities said the housekeeper came into the room and found the victim lying on the floor and called 911 and then saw officers investigating an unrelated call at the same address and flagged the officers down.

The officers saw a bullet hole in the door and found the person dead on the floor.

Officials initially said the man was transported to the hospital, but updated that information to say he was actually found and was dead.

This is a developing report.

A Google image of the Motel 6 facility, as collected from the search engine's maps on Aug. 10, 2021. (Google Maps)

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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