2 men found shot to death in apartment used as narcotics lab, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Two men were found shot to death inside a northwest Houston apartment complex, police say. A third person, who police believe was also shot outside the apartment, was found shot to death at a separate location nearby.

Police were called to the 800 block of Oak Street, where officers said they found two Hispanic men dead with gunshot wounds.


According to a sergeant, a fight led to the shooting.

A man, who police say the apartment is being leased to, said he heard shots being fired, came out of his room and saw his two friends dead.

Police said that man attempted to shoot the suspects with a rifle from the balcony as they drove off in a dark-colored SUV.

Police believe one of the suspects is the third person who was found shot in the head on Chamboard Lane.

Clint Holland lives at the home where the third body was dumped outside of, right near his front lawn. Holland said a shocked neighbor rang his doorbell to tell him about the body.


"I open the door and they say, 'There's a body in your yard,' and it took me a second to register," Holland said. "It's crazy to think your kid was playing here and a little bit later something like this would happen."

Neighbors at Shepard Park Plaza said they are known for their Christmas displays and were shocked to hear their quiet neighborhood was linked to a triple murder.

Holland's doorbell camera captured a dark-colored SUV driving by his house during the same time the body was dumped. Houston police are asking anyone who recognizes the vehicle to contact HPD's Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Inside the apartment of the first crime scene, police found a narcotics lab with a variety of drugs being manufactured, some in bags ready for delivery.

The handgun was found, but a rifle has not yet been found.


The 25-year-old man was detained for further questioning.

Authorities are also in search of a woman who fled the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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