1 dead, 1 injured after transaction goes bad in west Houston, HPD says

2 men were shot after a transaction went bad, according to investigators

HOUSTON – One man is dead and another injured after an argument between several men led to a shooting in west Houston, police said.

Houston police responded to reports of a shooting in the 12000 block of Richmond Avenue around 4:00 p.m.

Investigators said the two victims, who were friends, met up with two suspects to make a transaction outside a local business nearby. All involved were men in their 20s, according to Houston Police.

Police said one of the victims went inside the suspects’ vehicle to make the transaction, but the car took off. The other friend followed in his dark-colored SUV.

“Our other complainant believes that his friend is about to be robbed, so he approaches the vehicle on foot in traffic,” Homicide Unit Detective Estep said.

When both vehicles came to a stop in traffic, the friend got out of his SUV and approached the vehicle the suspects were driving. One of the suspects opened fire, striking him. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two suspects continued to drive with the other victim inside.

“The vehicle then strikes several other vehicles and proceeds. (That’s) when our other complainant jumps out after being struck by gunfire,” Estep said.

After exiting the car, the injured victim ran away and was eventually transported to Ben Taub hospital in stable condition.

Police said the suspects fled the scene in their vehicle and ditched the vehicle just a couple of blocks away on Moonmist Drive.

Houston Police are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at (713) 222-8477.

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