Man with cane shot to death after trying to fend off teens harassing him, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man with a cane was shot and killed by a group of teens behind a Walmart Monday night in north Houston, police say.

At about 8:40 p.m., police were called to a Walmart on East Crosstimbers Street and Fulton.

Nearby surveillance cameras captured the group, identified by Houston police as teens, and the 49-year-old victim crossing paths in the driveway to HCC's Northeast Campus. There appears to be an exchange between the parties.

HPD said the victim swung his cane at them.

The victim returned to a suitcase he was pulling after pursuing the teens.

Surveillance video showed the teens then physically attacking the victim on the sidewalk between HCC and Walmart.

As the group was leaving, HPD says one of the teens turned around and fired two shots, hitting the man in the chest.

He was taken to Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the suspects ran north after the murder. No one has been caught.

According to officials, the group didn't appear to rob the man.

Police describe the group as two boys between the ages of 16 to 18, and four girls between the ages of 14 to 16.

A motive was not immediately known.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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