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HPD: Active search for homeowner, truck after man found dead at Timbergrove house

Houston police said they were searching for James Gerald Martin III and a white Dodge Ram truck with Oregon plates.

HOUSTON — Investigators said they were searching for a man and his truck that was either taken or stolen after a deadly shooting in northwest Houston last week.

What happened

Authorities said a 35-year-old man was found dead at a house on West T C Jester Boulevard near West 18th Street on Friday around 8:30 a.m., but, according to police, investigators believe the shooting actually happened Thursday around 3:30 p.m.

The victim was later identified as Dana Ryssdal, who police said, had been shot multiple times.

Police said they're searching for the homeowner, James Gerald Martin III, 37. While they said they were searching for him, investigators said he has not been charged in connection with the incident and it's unclear how or if he and Ryssdal knew each other.

A background check shows that Martin has several ties to Oregon, where he's linked to several cannabis businesses.

Houston police said they're searching for a 2022 white Dodge Ram truck with Oregon license plates 915NLP.

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Anyone with information about the truck or Martin III's whereabouts is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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Here's raw aerial video of the house where the man was found dead:

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