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HPD: Suspect arrested after shooting victm crashed vehicle in southwest Houston last month

Houston Police Sgt. Ross Watson says the victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside a wrecked car.

HOUSTON — Houston police have arrested a suspect after a man with several gunshot wounds crashed his vehicle in the Sharpstown area and then later died.

Desmond Haynes, 28, is charged with murder and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

The shooting happened on Nov. 26 just after 8 p.m. in the 7600 block of Clarewood Drive near Fondren Road.

HPD Sgt. Ross Watson said they believe the victim was shot in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store. Police said the man got into his vehicle and drove away, but then he crashed after going unconscious just a block away.

Investigators said the victim was taken to the hospital, where he later died. He has since been identified as Shominick Gaston, 41.

Haynes was reportedly caught on surveillance video leaving the scene in a white vehicle. 

Police were eventually able to identify the suspect and charge him for his role in the shooting. 

Haynes was arrested on Dec. 7.

"It doesn't appear to be a danger to the public. It seems like a targeted incident," Watson said.

The motive for the shooting and how many people were involved are questions that remain unanswered.

HPD released these photos of the suspect's vehicle, which is missing its front bumper:

If you have any information that could help the investigation, please call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-8477.

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