Suspects' sketches released in Landry shooting

March 19, 2009 1:28:44 PM PDT
Houston police have released sketches of the two suspects wanted in the shooting of Rockets forward Carl Landry. The incident occurred Tuesday around 4am while Landry was driving near his home.[WATCH VIDEO: Carl Landry says he's "lucky to be alive"]

Both suspects are described as Hispanic males in their late teens to early 20s, about 5'7" with skinny builds. The shooter had spiked hair and was wearing black clothing.

Landry, 25, suffered a gunshot wound to his left calf and was transported to Memorial Herman Hospital where he was treated and released. The Rockets said they expected Landry to return to action in one to three weeks.

HPD Officers reported that, "Mr. Landry was driving his sport utility vehicle with a female passenger southbound in the 2900 block of Leeland when he saw a gray Honda Civic traveling northbound. The Honda swerved into Landry's lane and sideswiped his vehicle. Landry then made a partial U-turn near Palmer Street. The Honda also turned around and again struck Landry's vehicle causing him to hit a wooden utility pole and come to a stop. As Landry exited his vehicle two Hispanic males got out of the Honda and one of them pulled a handgun from his back pocket and fired twice. Landry was struck once in the lower left leg and then he ran for help. The two suspects left their car behind and chased Landry for a short distance before fleeing the scene on foot. The female passenger was not injured."

Police said that evidence recovered from the suspects' vehicle indicated they were involved in an earlier robbery of a man at 4400 Telephone Road about 3:45am Tuesday. The suspects stole that man's wallet at gunpoint, assaulted him and fled the scene.

If you have any information about these cases, please call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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