HPD: Man fatally shot in car with 6-year-old nearby

HOUSTON – Police say a man was fatally shot inside his car with his 6-year-old nephew nearby.

Cornelius Williams, 35, was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital Tuesday evening. His nephew was not hurt.

Police say Williams was in his car around 7 p.m. when someone shot him in the 12200 block of Swan River in northeast Houston. The victim drove several blocks before crashing into a fire hydrant.

Witnesses removed the child from the car and attempted to provide medical assistance to Williams until paramedics arrived.

Detectives are working to get information about the suspect. A motive for the crime is unknown.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

© 2017 KHOU-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment