Newly-released video shows man HCSO deputies believe shot air conditioning repairman

Here's what we know

HOUSTON – Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the man who they say fatally shot an air conditioning repairman in southwest Harris County on Thursday.

Authorities responded to reports of a shooting in the 3900 block of Summit Valley Drive around 6:35 p.m.

“It’s quiet. It is quiet, so that’s the first time something like this (has) happened in this neighborhood,” one neighbor said.

When deputies arrived, they found the 51-year-old repairman shot multiple times. One woman said she saw the repairman laying on the sidewalk.

“Two ladies were trying to help him, but he was alive,” the woman said.

He was transported to the hospital by Life Flight where he was later pronounced dead.

Deputies said the repairman was doing service work at a residence in the area when he was approached and shot by an unknown man.

Neighbors are now on edge and concerned about their safety.

“I mean, it’s horrible. It’s terrible. I feel sorry for the guy. I mean, he was just doing his job,” one woman said.

KPRC2 obtained exclusive videos of the suspect that shows him walking up to a home at 6:34 p.m. tying his pants.

In the second video, the suspect is seen walking down the neighborhood at 7:09 p.m. He is approached by deputies and then takes off running.

“I think he tried to rob them. That’s the only thing I can see because he was working, there was no reason,” one woman said.

People in the area want the suspect off the streets.

“It’s scary. Like I said, these people, my neighbors, they just moved in and they want to move out. I want to move out because I fear for my parents,” a neighbor said.

Deputies said they were unable to locate the suspect, who was described as a Black man with a large afro, last seen wearing a black t-shirt and red sweat pants.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

No motive for the shooting has been determined and investigators urge anyone with information about the shooting to contact the homicide unit at 713-274-9100. Investigators caution anyone who encounters the suspect to not approach him but call 911.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls DIRECTLY TO Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward


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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.