Houston teen shot and killed in drive-by shooting may have been running from someone, police say

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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A teen was shot and killed in a possible drive-by shooting in southwest Houston.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An 18-year-old was shot and killed Tuesday night in a possible drive-by shooting in southwest Houston.

The fatal shooting happened at an apartment complex at 4855 West Fuqua around 8 p.m.

The victim has been identified as Darian Bolden.

Police say he was found shot in the parking lot of the complex after an exchange of gunfire between different people.

Witnesses said they saw another possible victim running from the scene. Authorities describe that victim as a black male, 18 to 20 years old, about 6' tall and 170 pounds.

He was wearing a dark hoodie and a white/gray T-shirt with Nike printed on it.

Police believe multiple weapons were used in the incident. At least two vehicles were hit by gunfire, according to HPD.

Detectives picked up a pellet gun in the middle of the scene.

Christopher Hodges, who lives at the complex, says he heard more than 12 shots fired, then someone screamed.

Hodges rushed outside. He spoke with a 911 dispatcher and started CPR.

He said he did more than 100 chest compressions until paramedics arrived.

"Just called the name Jesus... was trying to get him (the teen) to come back. Don't know his name, don't know him. I just knew in his eyes... I knew he was scared so I just kept asking him to come back," Hodges told Eyewitness News.

Bolden was rushed to Texas Children's Hospital, where he died.

Authorities are searching for the suspect or suspects, but no description was immediately released. They also urged anyone in the area who has a surveillance camera to check the footage.

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

"Whatever the case may have been, he didn't deserve to have his life taken away," said a man who tried to help the victim.

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