Police ask for public's help in man's murder 5 years ago

Information is needed on five-year anniversary of the murder of Sonny Syptak, Jr. He was shot and killed while driving his truck pictured above.

June 3, 2010 11:07:36 AM PDT
Law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of a man five years ago today. On June 3, 2005 around 3am, police were called to a major accident in the 3700 block of Old Spanish Trail at LaSalette. Upon arrival, they discovered Henry "Sonny" Syptak slumped over the wheel of his 1994 dark blue Dodge Ram truck. Syptak had been shot in the left arm and then the bullet entered his chest. He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he died as a result of the gunshot wound.

After an investigation, it was discovered that Syptak was driving from an unknown location when he was shot. It is not known how long he drove before he came to the intersection of OST and LaSalette and hit a street sign.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online at Crime-Stoppers.org that leads to an arrest in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message - Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES(274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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