Derrick Melvin, 34, Bayou Body Count No. 152

Left for dead on Almeda Road
A man was shot several times and his car was stolen down on Almeda Road yesterday.

Police report that Houston firefighters discovered the body of Derrick Melvin, 34, at a motel in the 13600 block of Almeda shortly before noon Thursday.

He had been shot several times, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Durther investigation showed Melvin's car was missing.

It's a gray 2006 Chevrolet Impala with Texas license plates 979-VPK.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the Impala or about this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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