HOUSTON – A man is dead after police said he was shot following harassment from teens in north Houston Monday.
It happened on Fulton and Crosstimbers around 8:40 p.m.
Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to a report of a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, they found a 49-year-old man that had been shot.
Officials with the Houston Fire Department transported the man to Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center, where police said he was pronounced dead.
According to investigators, the man was walking when he was approached and harassed by a group of four teenage girls ages 14-16 and two teenage boys that are believed to be 16-18 years old.
Police said the man was swinging his cane trying to get the kids away from him. The girls in the group tried to get the boys to stop arguing with the man and as the group started walking away, one of the male teens turned around and shot the victim in the chest, HPD said. Police said the group then fled near a bus stop.
Officers are searching for nearby surveillance footage at this time. Police said they aren’t sure if the teens got away on foot or in a vehicle. There is a witness who is cooperating with officers, HPD said.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.