Police investigating Clute's 1st homicide in a year

CLUTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Police in Clute are investigating a man's shooting death that they are calling the town's first homicide in a year.

Police say the victim was found shot to death around 1:30 a.m. at the Royal Wildwood Manor apartments on Dixie Drive. Officers were informed of shots fired in the area shortly before the discovery.

The victim was 18-year-old Michael Holmes but he goes by Mikey, according to his family. His cousin says he graduated from Brazoswood High School this year. Holmes was the second youngest of six siblings.

Holmes was working for his grandmother during the week in Bay City and came home to stay with his mom in Clute on the weekends. He would help his grandmother with home health care and did whatever she needed.

Police did not immediately disclose a suspect description.

The shooting is a rarity for the town, according to the Clute police chief. He says the town is also one of the 50 safest cities in Texas. About 12,000 people live in Clute.

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