SWAT scene cleared, police search for suspect accused of shooting, killing man outside apartment

A SWAT scene has been cleared at a home in southwest Houston Sunday morning after police could not find a suspect involved in a deadly overnight shooting.

HOUSTON - A SWAT scene has been cleared at a home in southwest Houston Sunday morning after police could not find a suspect involved in a deadly overnight shooting.

The suspect is accused of shooting and killing another man around 1 a.m. Sunday.

According to Houston Police, officers spoke to a witness at the shooting scene who told them the suspect was in the home on Fondren Road. 

A SWAT team surrounded the home but after several hours, the scene was cleared and the suspect was not found. 

Police are currently looking for the suspect at this time.

Police say the suspect shot and killed a man outside his apartment on Fondren Road near W. Bellfort Avenue. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The witness told officers he knew who the suspect was. Sunday morning, detectives interviewed the witness and said they were working to positively identify the suspect before they made an arrest.

Police believe the suspect was an acquaintance of the victim.

They said the victim's family was home, inside the apartment at the time. The victim's identity has not yet been released. 

Assistant Chief Troy Finner with the Houston Police Department spoke to the media after the SWAT scene had been cleared. 

Finner said in addition to this scene, officers are working an unrelated SWAT scene in the 9000 block of Fondren

Around 5:30 a.m., officers received a call of a shooting at an apartment complex where a suspect fired at least one round and then barricaded himself inside the apartment. That SWAT scene is ongoing at this time. 

No injuries have been reported in that shooting at this time. 

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