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Public Safety News
Houston Police Department
News Release
Saturday, August 13, 2011

Suspect Sought in Fatal Shooting at 3000 Truxillo

Walter HintonHouston police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of two others in the 3000 block of Truxillo about 1:10 a.m. today(Aug. 13).

Walter Hinton (b/m, DOB: 7-12-73) is wanted in the fatal shooting of Robert Jones, 60, of Houston.  Jones suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was pronounced dead at the scene.  A photo of Hinton is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Burton and Officer D. Gunter reported:

Mr. Jones' dog allegedly bit Hinton on his leg during a party at 3008 Truxillo.  Hinton confronted Jones regarding the dog bite and both became involved in a disturbance.  After the disturbance Hinton left the residence and returned a short time later with a pistol.  Hinton began to accost Jones and then fired multiple times, striking the victim and two other males.  The two males were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where one was treated and released and the second underwent surgery for non life-threatening injuries.

Hinton then fled the scene in an unknown direction, driving a 2000, white Chevrolet Impala, Texas license plates #BL2-B827. 

Anyone with information in this incident, or on the whereabouts of Hinton, is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.




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