Homicide investigation underway after victim shot to death, man believed to be his brother detained

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Relative in custody after man fatally shot in Sunnyside area, HPD says
HPD is investigating after a victim was shot to death, and a man, who they believe is his brother, was detained in Houston's Sunnyside area.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities have detained a man after the shooting death of his brother in Houston's Sunnyside area Monday afternoon.

The Houston Police Department responded to the deadly shooting at about 1:30 p.m. at 3701 Gassmere St.

Police said the call initially dropped as a shooting and then to an assault, with the caller stating two men were fighting.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and found a man dead from a gunshot wound.

In a later update, HPD said a man believed to be the victim's brother had been detained in connection to the shooting, though it's unclear what exactly transpired.