Grandfather, husband dies after being shot multiple times in north Houston; Family remembers him as ‘great guy’

Grandfather, husband died after being shot multiple times in north Houston; He’s remembered as ‘great guy’ by family (Copyright 2023 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – A man has died after he was reportedly shot multiple times while shopping at a strip center in north Houston on Thursday.

According to Houston police, the shooting took place in the 800 block of Little York Road at around 4:32 p.m.

The victim was identified by his stepson. He was said to have been a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

The stepson, Chris Rubio, says his stepfather was inside the store trying to get his cell phone fixed. Allegedly, another customer began to ‘start stuff’ with him before shooting him multiple times.

Rubio says the victim and his mom have been married since 2014, and that he had two biological sons. Rubio added that the victim was also his father figure up until his passing. The victim was also a grandfather.

The victim was said to have been a peaceful, quiet man that was happy to help anyone.

He typically just went to work and back home, they say.

The family created a GoFundMe to help pay for his funeral.

Additionally, HPD says they have surveillance video and a good idea of who the suspected shooter is.

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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.