Another violent weekend plagues Houston

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Monday, December 7, 2020
Another violent weekend plagues Houston
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Here's video from some of the major incidents that occurred overnight across the city.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- It was another night of violence across the Houston area as shootings robberies, hit-and-runs and homicides erupted in unrelated incidents.

The latest incident happened around 4:20 a.m. in west Houston on Richmond near Woodchase. Houston police said a vehicle failed to stay in its lane, drove on to a median and struck a tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD said they believe that man may have been involved in a previous crash at Richmond and Gessner. When the other driver involved at this crash tried to exchange information, the man refused and drove away.

The other driver attempted to follow the fleeing man but lost track of him. The driver found him when he crashed, police said.

Bantam Ridge shooting

In southwest Houston, two people were shot Saturday night in a neighborhood near Court Road and South Post Oak.

It happened around 8:40 p.m. on Bantam Ridge. There was no word on the victims' conditions or what led to the violence.

Police did not release a description of the shooter.

East Houston apartment fire

Also Saturday night, the Houston Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in east Houston.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. on Dallas near Telephone.

Firefighters reported everyone escaped safely and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Almeda hit-and-run

A good Samaritan was killed on Houston's south side Saturday in a hit-and-run crash.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. in the 12100 block of Almeda Road at Mowery Road.

A black SUV and an orange Veloster collided on Almeda as the SUV was exiting a business, according to Houston police.

HPD said the driver of the Veloster was speeding and that vehicle caught fire after the crash.

In the time that the driver of SUV got out of his vehicle to check on the driver of the Veloster, a Black F-150 that was driving in the opposite direction struck that driver and dragged him approximately 30 feet and fled the scene, according to witnesses.

That good Samaritan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Veloster was taken to the hospital, and no charges are expected.

Southeast Houston shooting

Shortly after that incident was reported, HPD units were dispatched to a shooting in southeast Houston.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. on Broadway and Bellfort.

A fight started between two drivers after a minor fender bender in the parking lot of a washateria, according to police. Both drivers called friends to the scene, and someone pulled out a gun and shot a man in the back.

The man was rushed to the hospital. His condition remains unknown.

Police said witnesses identified the suspect, and surveillance video was obtained.

Man shot at SE Houston gas station

Another shooting in southeast Houston sent a man to the hospital.

It happened around 11:10 p.m. on Belabor near Belgard.

Police reported a man was shot in the abdomen and in the arm. He was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

The victim told police a Black man approached him at a gas station and shot towards his vehicle five times.

Man dies while in HPD custody

At around midnight, HPD officers responded to a call that ended in a man losing consciousness after being detained.

Officers arrived at 1200 W 15 1/2 after receiving a call about a disturbance at a residence in The Heights.

The man was rushed to the hospital after losing consciousness.

Montgomery County restaurant owner killed in robbery

Near Tomball, a restaurant owner was shot and killed during a robbery early Sunday morning, according to Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies.

It happened around 1:15 a.m. on FM 2978 near Carraway.

Two men arrived at a taqueria and demanded property, deputies said. The suspects shot the owner and ran off in an unknown direction.

Man shot at north Houston gas station

In north Houston, HPD worked their second gas station shooting Sunday morning.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. on Crosstimbers and the North Freeway.

Police reported a man was shot in the abdomen.

There was no description of the shooter.

Body found in NE Harris County

The violent night ended with a body found in northeast Harris County.

Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies reported people were driving on Sweeney near Aldine Mail Route around 4 a.m. when they saw the body lying on the side of the road.

It wasn't immediately clear if foul play was involved, according to deputies.