Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3939 Synott

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 3939 Synott No. 1417 about 8:10 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 9).

The victim, Walter Joseph Maxwell, 30, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer B. Nabors and Officer J. Rexroad reported:

Mr. Maxwell was outside his apartment when he was approached by an unknown suspect who fired several shots. Maxwell then ran into the apartment complex courtyard where he collapsed and died. The suspect then fled the scene.

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.