Man shot, killed while escorting woman to vehicle in southwest Houston, police say

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed while escorting a woman to her vehicle in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

The shooting was reported Thursday at 9:55 p.m. in the 6300 block of Rampart Street.

Police said the 55-year-old man was walking the woman to her car when a dark gray sedan drove up and parked. Two men got out of the sedan and approached the man and woman.

The woman said she hid in her vehicle and then heard four to five gunshots. Police said the woman was able to see one of the men before they fled the scene. Witnesses said the suspects were later seen getting into a light-colored four-door vehicle, last seen driving westbound on Elm Street.

The victim was struck several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the shooting may have been a robbery attempt but are investigating for more answers.

The victim’s identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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