The suspect believed to be responsible for shooting a dog walker in the Heights in October is believed to be involved in two other similar incidents around Houston, and police recently released a sketch of the alleged perpetrator.
During a joint news conference last week, investigators from the Houston Police Department and Baytown Police Department said they believe the suspect could be connected to an incident weeks earlier in Baytown – where an elderly man was shot and killed – as well as another Heights-area shooting in August.
“Any kind of death is tragic … but for somebody to just be driving around and shooting at people, it’s tragic. There’s no other word for it,” said Lt. Steve Dorris of the Baytown Police Department.
According to HPD, the suspect is a dark-skinned man standing about 6-foot-2 and is said to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He was also said to be driving a silver or gray Chevy Malibu.
Police say the suspect shot Piotr Lewandowski, 38, while Lewandowski was walking his dog between 9-10 p.m. in the Heights. According to HPD investigators, the suspect pulled up alongside Lewandowski before getting out of the car and pulling the trigger multiple times – hitting Lewandowski twice.
Lewandowski survived and is now undergoing physical therapy. Investigators urged residents to be aware of their surroundings, no matter how benign they may appear.
“We don’t want people to be prisoners in homes. We want them to live their lives, but just be vigilant,” Dorris said.