Person of interest still eludes HPD nearly a month after 22-year-old killed in daytime shooting

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It has been 25 days since 22-year-old Derrick Harvey Jr. was shot and killed during an intensely violent weekend in the Houston area where at least 11 people were shot.

Harvey's case, a daytime homicide, has pushed Houston Police Department to intensify its search for a person of interest seen around the time and area of the killing.

A news conference took place Wednesday to address the latest steps taken in solving Harvey's death.

The young man's family members are expected to stand alongside HPD's homicide investigators during the event.

Harvey was fatally shot just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, in the 8600 block of Sterlingshire, which is in northeast Houston.

Witnesses reported seeing a skinny Black male running from the scene and getting into a burnt orange Mitsubishi Eclipse that sped off from the area.

In the weeks since Harvey's death, Crime Stoppers of Houston released images of the person of interest.

Unfortunately, Harvey was just one of at least 11 shooting victims across the city during the first weekend of February.

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Overnight across the city, there were at least eleven people shot, including the teens near Corporate Drive and Sharpcrest Street in southwest Houston.

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