Bayou Body Count: Weekend Leftovers, Including River Oaks

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During the past few days, Houston-area police and sheriff's deputies have dealt with an unusually high number of murder-suicides. Sunday nearly capped off the week with another. This one, however, was thankfully less successful and had the added element of attempted patricide.

Eugene Hawk, 59, and his 21-year-old son, Raymond Hawk, were at their home at 3437 Ella Lee Lane on Sunday afternoon when they started arguing, police say. When the elder Hawk called police, his son yanked out a gun and began firing, shooting his dad several times, including in the head, police say.

By some miracle, Eugene Hawk was able to run out of the home and over to a neighbor's house to get help. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital and was in stable condition, police say.

When officers arrived at the Hawk home, they found the son laying on the floor, dead from an apparent suicidal shot to the head, police say. A gun was found at the site.


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Someone did their singing at a Karaoke bar early Monday morning with a gun.

According to police, a man was leaving the Love of 1970 Café at 6163 Wilcrest at about 2:30 a.m. when he got into an argument near the bar's entrance with a man who was accompanied by a woman. The argument escalated and the guy with the girl shot the other man, police say. When the shooter's female friend knelt down to help the victim, the man shot her too, police say.

The woman died at the bar and the man was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he has been treated and is expected to live, police say. Investigators are looking for the shooter, who they say is Asian, about 5-foot-7, 160 pounds with a round face.


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Rayford Steven Busch, 24, was sitting in the parking lot of his apartment building at 12654 Ashford Meadow at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday when an unknown man walked up to him and shot Busch, police say. He was shot in the chest and leg. Police are looking for the shooter.

The 38-year-old manager of the Athens Hotel at 1308 Clay was found stabbed to death on Thursday afternoon. A hotel employee found the man dead in one of the guest rooms, police say. The room looked as though there had been a struggle, police say, and that at least one additional person was there at the time. Police have not figured out a motive for the killing yet.


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A teenager was shot to death Thursday while stopped at a red light at the intersection of Chimney Rock and West Airport Boulevard. Police say the 17-year-old was driving along with two relatives when a car pulled up next to them at the light and fired several shots, hitting the teen in the chest, police say. Investigators have no suspects yet.


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Police are waiting for autopsy results to tell them how a woman who was found Friday in an apartment at 6420 Antoine died. Members of the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team went over to Latricia Killings' home to check on the 26-year-old and found that she was dead, police say.


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Police have charged Ambrosia Keith Sam, 20, with murder for allegedly shooting a man to death on Saturday night at an apartment complex at 8445 Winkler. Police say that Sam and Brandon LeBeau, 21, were in an argument when Sam pulled out a gun and shot LeBeau in the chest. Sam then fled and remains on the run.


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If you have any information about these investigations please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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