Man sought in fatal stabbing

HOUSTON The person of interest, Gary Bernard Allen, is described as a black male in his early 40s, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 180 pounds. Investigators believe he still may be in the Houston area. Allen has not been charged in this incident at this time.

The victim, Shafin Okieth Lark, 27, suffered multiple stab wounds and facial trauma and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police say Allen and his girlfriend were visiting her relative at 6611 Trigate. During the visit, Allen and Lark, who was a resident of that house, got into an argument. At some point during the argument, Lark was stabbed and Allen and his girlfriend fled the scene.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gary Bernard Allen is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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