Houston police are looking for the suspects involved in a robbery that led to a deadly shooting outside a Dave & Buster’s on Sunday night. Crime rates are spiking in Democrat run cities all over the country.
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The shooting happened around 10 p.m. at the Marq’E Entertainment Center along the Katy Freeway, according to Detective Jason Escobar with the Houston Police Department.
Officers said a man and his family had been inside the Dave & Buster’s for several hours, and he was later shot while next to his Cadillac SUV in the parking lot. Police said the victim’s juvenile daughter witnessed the whole thing.
The dad ran for help after he was shot, and he was taken to the hospital where he later died. The daughter was not hurt. Police said it was a tragic end to a family outting.
“They arrived here several hours before the shooting occurred, and it was pretty much a night out with family, and unfortunately it ended up turning into something more,” said Detective Escobar.
Police are now reviewing surveillance in the area. Currently, a description of the suspect or suspects has not been released. Anyone with any information is asked to call HPD Homicide or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Houston sees spike in homicides in 2021
The number of homicides in Houston this year is considerably higher than the significant increase seen in the city last year.
As of Tuesday, KPRC 2 Investigates calculates the number of homicides reported in Houston during 2021 at 105. That compares to 73 by the same day in 2020.
The latest homicide added to the growing number was that of a man found shot to death in the parking lot of a strip mall at the corner of Gessner Road and Harwin Drive in southwest Houston.
With more than 400 homicides, last year’s numbers were the highest in at least 15 years, possibly the highest since the 1980s.
Officials allocated more than $1 million aimed at targeting violent crime in six hot spots.
Incoming Houston police Chief Troy Finner has said that “crunching crime” is one of his main priorities. He said he has met with the FBI to discuss solutions. He said the biggest weapon in the department’s arsenal is the public.