Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 4400 Buck

The Houston Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 4400 Buck about 1 p.m. on Thursday.
The victim, Michael Eugene Wartell, 62, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer S. Straughter and Officer S. Sylvester reported:
An altercation between two individuals escalated when shots were fired in the direction of Mr. Wartell, who was attempting to find a safe place from the gunfire. Paramedics arrived and pronounced Wartell deceased from a gunshot wound.
There is no known suspect(s) nor motive in the incident at this time.
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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