HOUSTON Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death in a northwest Houston apartment complex early Wednesday.

The victim, who was in his late 40s or early 50s, was found dead near the pool in the Shadow Creek apartments located on Pinemont at Langfield. He had been shot once in the chest.

Police saw a man running away from the scene when they arrived around 12:30 a.m. They immediately caught the suspect and took him into custody as a person of interest.

They said the fleeing man did have a gun, but are not saying whether it was the weapon used to kill the victim.

Witnesses have conflicting stories of what happened and neighbors are surprised by the crime.

They said the victim was hard working, never caused any trouble and would always be in bed by 9 p.m.

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