18-year-old shot, killed after verbal dispute with suspect at SW Houston apartment, police say

HOUSTON, Texas – An 18-year-old teen is dead after he was shot multiple times at a southwest Houston apartment Sunday afternoon, according to officials.

Houston police say the shooting happened around 2:06 p.m. in the 9500 block of Deering Drive near Country Creek.

Detective said that the victim was believed to be involved in a verbal dispute with the suspect. That was when investigators said the 18-year-old was shot multiple times.

Police say the victim did not live at the residence and it is unclear exactly why he was there at the time.

A description of the suspect was not available.

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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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.

A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 2, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.