Video shows driver crash into pole after being shot by bicyclist outside post office, HPD says

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Thursday, March 9, 2023
Bicyclist fatally shoots driver in post office parking lot, HPD says
Investigators are working to determine if the two men knew each other or if the shooting was a random attack. The victim tried to drive away after he was shot, but hit a telephone pole.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police are searching for a man they say shot a driver before taking off on a bicycle after an argument near the Spring Branch area.

The shooting happened around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of a post office in the 8100 block of Long Point Road near Wirt Road.

Now, investigators are working to figure out if the shooting was a random attack.

The shooting happened in a busy area. Houston police said they are reviewing surveillance video from the businesses nearby.

One business shared their surveillance video with ABC13. It shows the moment the victim's truck crashed into a telephone pole down the street. About eight minutes later, Houston police arrived.

At the scene, officers found a man dead in the truck with a gunshot wound.

Investigators said the driver got into a verbal fight with a man in the post office parking lot. The argument escalated into a shooting and then, the suspect took off on a bicycle, police said.

HPD said the victim tried to drive away from the scene, but crashed into a telephone pole down the road.

At this point, police said they don't know if the two men knew each other, or even what their argument was about.

"The individual on foot shot at the individual in the truck and unfortunately, that individual lost their life tonight," Det. Stephens said. "We don't have a lot of information on the suspect right now. No race. We know it was a male on a bicycle in a white T-shirt. He appears to be taller. He fled the scene before officers got here."

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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