‘No known motive’: Man shot and killed taking out trash at apartment complex in south Houston, HPD says

Man shot and killed taking out trash at apartment complex on south side of Houston, HPD says (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Houston police are asking for the public’s help with the investigation into a man’s shooting death.

The victim, identified as Terrance Lewis, 20, was fatally shot at an apartment complex in the 6200 block of Tierwester Street about 3:30 p.m. on June 15.

HPD patrol officers found Lewis in the entryway to an apartment unit at the complex. Paramedics pronounced Lewis dead the scene.

Further investigation revealed Lewis was at a co-worker’s apartment cooking food for the homeless, police said. Lewis and his friend worked for a non-profit organization that prepares food and feeds Houston’s homeless.

He was walking back to the apartment after throwing away trash when an unknown male suspect fired shots at Lewis from the apartment parking lot.

In a release, police said there is no known motive at this time. Investigators believe individuals who live in the apartment complex may be able to assist in identifying the suspect.

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

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