Investigation underway after man shot, killed in Sawyer Heights; suspect still on the run, police say

Houston police officers investigate scene of deadly shooting, located in the 3000 block of Summer Street. (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – A man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in the Sawyer Heights area, according to Houston police.

The shooting was reported at 3:44 p.m. in the 3000 block of Summer Street.

According to investigators the victim, who has since been identified as 29-year-old Avery Boyd, was shot and killed while meeting his cousin at an apartment complex.

Investigators said Boyd was exiting his vehicle when a man wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and dark-colored shoes jumped out of a vehicle and shot him several times.

Before fleeing, investigators said the suspect reportedly picked up what appeared to be a white envelope that apparently belonged to the victim. The suspect was then caught on camera fleeing the area in a silver-colored Hyundai sedan with front-end damage.

Before the shooting, Boyd’s girlfriend told investigators she heard him on the phone with someone discussing money and agreeing to meet up with them to possibly exchange money. Shortly after, the girlfriend said Boyd left his home and went to meet with the person.

Investigators believe Boyd stopped to see his cousin before meeting the unknown suspect. Investigators have since requested Boyd’s phone records to determine who he was in communication with prior to the shooting.

Police are looking for this vehicle possibly belonging to a suspect who shot, killed a man near Sawyer Heights (Houston Police Department)

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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