HOUSTON – Police were investigating after a man’s body was found inside a vehicle at an east Houston apartment complex Sunday morning, the Houston Police Department said.
Officers were dispatched to the 8400 block of Bucroft Street around 10:06 a.m. for reports of a man who was found fatally shot inside a small black Jeep.
The victim, who police said is 42 years old, was sitting inside his vehicle in the parking lot of a senior living complex, where he lived with his elderly mother, when he was confronted by an unknown suspect armed with an assault rifle. The suspect fired multiple shots at the victim and then fled the scene, HPD said.
Police were told during the preliminary investigation that the man was last seen arguing with a woman and her son on Saturday night.
Neighbors reported hearing gunshots around midnight but did not come outside to find out what was going on. The next day, shell casings were found on the ground and the victim’s body was discovered.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.