POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING

PRESS RELEASE

On January 11, 2017 at approximately 2:30 pm Pearland Police Officers responded to basketball courts located in the Shadow Creek Ranch Subdivision.  Witnesses reported they had heard what sounded like a gunshot and saw a silver vehicle leave the area.  Witnesses called the police and tended to the victim’s injuries until medics arrived.

Investigators believe that the victim, who was from Houston, arranged for a meeting at the Reflection Bay Recreation Center at 12124 S. Clear Lake Loop to conduct a narcotics transaction. The meeting is believed to have taken place at approximately 2:15 pm.  During this meeting, one of the two male suspects displayed a firearm and in the midst of the transaction a shot was fired. The victim was struck once in the shoulder while sitting in his car.

Witnesses in the area contacted police at approximately 2:30 PM and the first police unit arrived on scene at 2:33 PM.

Police believe the victim was the only intended target. There was approximately a ten minute delay between the time the suspect was shot and the police were called. The suspects left the area well before police arrival. The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Harvey with Pearland Police Department at 281.997.4100.

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