x
Breaking News
More () »

HPD: Man begs for money, shoots husband in front of wife when he doesn't get more

The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance to undergo surgery at the hospital.

HOUSTON — Houston police are looking for an apparent beggar who opened fire on another man on the southeast side early Sunday morning.

The shooting was first reported after 1 a.m. in the 8400 block of Broadway  just south of Bellfort.

According to Lt. C. Bruce with the Houston Police Department, a man walked up to a husband and wife who were in a truck at an apartment complex. The suspect asked for money, and the wife gave him some. But then the man asked for money. That’s when the husband got out of the truck, and an altercation began.

The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the husband before fleeing the scene on foot. The wife was not hurt.

The victim was taken to the hospital by ambulance to undergo surgery. His condition is not known at this time.

A description of the gunman has not been released.

Anyone with information about the shooter can call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

ALSO POPULAR ON KHOU.COM

Send us a news tip | Download our app#HTownRush Newsletter

Great news if you watch TV with an antenna

KHOU has just upgraded its technology. If you were unable to receive KHOU with your antenna in the past, try again on channel 11.11. You may have to rescan your channels for it to work – if that’s the case, we’ve got some instructions at KHOU.com/antenna. If you already see KHOU on 11.1, you may now ALSO see it on 11.11 – it’s the exact same programming. We’re really excited to be able to bring our KHOU 11 News, CBS shows and sports, Wheel of Fortune, Ellen and Great Day Houston to more homes around the area. If you’re still having trouble, please contact us here and we’ll try to get you set up.

Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out