A man was found shot to death Thursday on Lehman Street, between North Shepherd and Brinkman Street, and police believe the victim was killed for his groceries.
According to the Houston Police Department, officers responded to a report of a person shot and found the victim lying in the street. The victim had suffered a gunshot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is believed the victim was walking home from a nearby store on North Shepherd with his purchases when he was approached by an unknown suspect who attempted to rob him of his belongings.
The victim refused to give his belongings up and was shot by the suspect.
The suspect is described only as a black male, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, approximately 140 to 180 pounds and was wearing a white muscle shirt. It is believed he fled in a small, four-door, white or gray vehicle missing the front left quarter panel.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
The area where the shooting happened is no stranger to crime – some of them violent. In 2013, The Leader spotlighted the area around Brinkman Street and the extraordinary amount of crimes that have happened there in the past five years, including at least one other homicide.
The Leader will continue to update this post as soon as details become available.