Man shot and killed while sitting with girlfriend in driveway of SW Houston home

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Monday, January 16, 2023
Man fatally shot while sitting with girlfriend in SW Houston driveway
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"His girlfriend came banging on the door, and she says, 'He's been shot.'" ABC13 spoke to the 59-year-old's parents, who were inside, watching TV, when they heard the gunshot.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man is dead after an overnight shooting in the driveway of his parents' southwest Houston home.

Henry Alexander, 59, was identified as the victim by his mother and father. They said they were home at the time of his murder.

Houston police said Alexander's girlfriend was with him during the deadly shooting.

It happened in the 15300 block of Ridingwood Drive near Carol Chase Circle just before 10 p.m. Sunday.

Police said the couple was sitting inside a white SUV parked in the driveway. At some point, a person came up to the car and fired one shot, killing the victim, according to HPD. The woman was not injured.

George and Alice Allen, Alexander's parents, have lived in the Chasewood home for 50 years. They said they were on the couch watching football Sunday night when they heard a gunshot.

"And we heard a pop. My husband said, 'What is that?' I said, 'It sounds like a gunshot,'" Alice Allen recalled. "His girlfriend came banging on the door, and she says, 'He's been shot.'"

At first, the parents said they didn't understand -- until they got to the driveway and found their wounded son. He was sitting in the cargo area of his white SUV with the hatch door closed.

"He had blood, and they shot him right on his right temple," Alice Allen said.

The suspect fled the scene after the shooting, according to HPD.

First responders arrived at the scene and tried to save Alexander but were not successful, police said.

Investigators said the girlfriend is considered a witness.

"She is a witness at this point," Lt. J.P. Horelica said. "So we are questioning and getting all the information we can from her at this time."

Alice Allen said Alexander was released from prison three years ago and was trying to get his life back on track.

The family is pleading for someone to come forward with information about what happened.

"I haven't had a wink of sleep. I haven't been to sleep at all, because every time I try to close my eyes, this is what I see," Alice Allen said.

The family has security cameras on their home, so it's possible the shooting was captured on video. They're working with investigators to review the footage.

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