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Houston Police Department
News Release
Friday, February 16, 2018

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8410 West Bartell

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 8410 West Bartell about 8:35 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 15).

One victim, Derrick Welch, Jr., 19, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other victim, 19, also sustained multiple wounds and was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. 

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Stroble and M. Barrow reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at an apartment complex parking lot at the above address.  They found Mr. Welch deceased inside a vehicle.  HFD paramedics transported Welch's passenger to the hospital.

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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