Investigation into man found fatally shot at 8000 Riptide

The Houston Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a man found in the 8000 block of Riptide about 12:25 a.m. on Sunday.

The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

“Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident involving the death of a male outside a residence at the above location,” HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Dykens and J. Young reported. “Investigators determined the man was shot in the 12000 block of White Cap Lane, causing his vehicle to accelerate westbound on Riptide, into the backyard of a residence in the 8000 block of Riptide.”

At this time, the suspect is unknown and possibly driving a dark colored sport utility vehicle.

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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