Search underway for homeowner, stolen vehicle after man found shot to death inside northwest Houston home, HPD says

Man (James Gerald Martin III, 37) and Vehicle Sought in Fatal Shooting at 1713 West T.C. Jester Boulevard (Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – A search is underway for a homeowner after another man was found shot to death inside his northwest Houston home on Friday, according to the Houston Police Department.

At around 8:30 a.m., a man was found shot to death during a welfare check at a home located in the 1700 block of West T.C. Jester Boulevard.

Police said the 35-year-old man, identified as Dana Ryssdal, suffered from multiple gunshot wounds. The homeowner, identified as 37-year-old James Gerald Martin III has not been located.

Investigators determined the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday day, police said. It was also determined that a 2022 white Dodge Ram pickup truck with Oregon license plate 915NLP was also stolen after the shooting.

Martin has not been charged in the shooting, but police are seeking information on his whereabouts.

Anyone with information on the stolen Dodge Ram pickup truck or on the whereabouts of James Martin III is being asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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