Beloved father killed in shootout during argument on front porch in southwest Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 52-year-old man known to his neighbors as the watchdog of the area was murdered on his front porch Monday morning in southwest Houston, police say.

Family members identified the victim as Travis Cary.

Authorities told ABC13 that around 2:30 a.m., a woman showed up to his house at 11300 Hendon Ln. and Leawood Boulevard.

The two talked on the front porch for about 10 minutes, and then she left.

Ten minutes later, two men in a silver Nissan parked on the corner of Hendon and Leawood and walked to Cary's house with guns.

Cary got into a fight with the suspects and one of them shot him, authorities say. Cary was able to shoot back, killing a 19-year-old suspect.

The second suspect then shot Cary nearly 10 times, with police saying they executed him.

After hearing the shots, neighbors called 911.

Cary died on his front porch.

That suspect then drove off. Police are now looking for him and the woman involved in the initial conversation.

Police say the suspect is around 25 years old. He's also 5'5" and weighs 140 pounds.

Cary was known by neighbors and family as "Tito." Neighbors also said that whenever there was a problem, they called him.

Cary lived in the home on Hendon for more than 15 years.

"All I want to say is I pray that somebody please come and say something. He was a good person. My family is going to be just grief-stricken because he was the life of the party," said Crystal Neal, the victim's aunt.

Cary is also the father of an adult daughter.

"I'm just speechless right now. I'm speechless," said Jannise Blackshear, Cary's ex-girlfriend.

Police don't think Cary was robbed. It's not clear why the men came to his house or what they wanted.

Surveillance video shows the three people involved. Authorities are combing through that in hopes it will help find Cary's killer.

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