Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 10550 Valley Forge

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** City of Houston ———————————————————— ———————————————————— Houston Police Department Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 10/19/2020 View this email in your browser (mailchi.mp/houstontx/investigation-into-fatal-shooting-at-10550-valley-forge?e=837d2e2090) Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 10550 Valley Forge Drive
Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 10550 Valley Forge Drive that occurred about 5:50 a.m. on October 11.
The victim, Tony Benitez, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Brown and M. Condon reported:
Mr. Benitez was driving through the apartment complex at the above address when he stopped and exited his vehicle. He then got into a verbal altercation with an unknown male suspect. Benitez was armed with a semi-automatic pistol, but it has not been determined at this time if he had the weapon in his hand during the altercation. After a short argument, a shot was fired and Benitez was fatally struck.
The suspect is described only as a Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years of age, with a thin build.
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.
VHS/JFC 10-19-20 Inc #134917720
Contact: Public Affairs Media Line 713.308.3280
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