Man found shot to death on front lawn

Police search for leads

By Lauren Scott, Gianna Caserta - Reporter

Houston - Homicide detectives are investigating after a man was discovered shot to death in his own front yard.

It happened at around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 8100 block of Howard Drive and Arizona Street.

A person walking down Howard told police he heard two gunshots go off and went to investigate. That is when he found a man shot and lying on the ground in front of a home.

He tried performing CPR, but officers arrived and pronounced the man dead on the scene.

The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Joe Rodriguez. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses describe the suspect only as a Hispanic male who fled the scene.

Investigators are collecting evidence and trying to figure out a motive.

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

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