Deputies search for men who killed teen

May 8, 2011 5:39:50 PM PDT
A confrontation early Sunday ended with a teen shot to death, and deputies are still looking for the suspects. It happened around 12:45am Sunday in the 15100 block of Woodforest near Terry Hollow in east Harris County.

The victim, who family members identified as 16-year-old Lionel Smith, and a friend had gone to an area convenience store and were walking back when they were approached by two or three men in a silver sedan.

According to Harris County Sheriff's Office investigators, two Latino men exited the vehicle and approached the victim and his friend.

Smith was shot along the side the roadway and he died at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing. Deputies do not know the motive for the shooting and no suspect information was available Sunday.

Smith was a junior at Channelview High School.

Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or HCSO at 713-967-5810.

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