At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, the Houston Police Department responded to a shooting in the 6300 block of Beverly Hills.
“There’s a lot of clubs out there, a lot of people park in Beverly Hills to go to the clubs,” said Lt. R. Wilkens.
When officers arrived at the scene, the victim had already been taken in a private car to what was supposed to be a local hospital, but turned out to be a psychiatric hospital.
“Immediately after he was shot, his friends drove him to the scene in their car, mistaking him for a hospital,” Wilkens said.
According to deputies, nurses worked with him and tried to help him and then units from the Houston Fire Department arrived and transported the victim, in his 20s, to a local hospital.
According to HPD agents, the victim was sitting in his car with his new girlfriend when the woman’s ex-boyfriend apparently knew where they were and approached the new boyfriend and they started a fight.
“He was sitting in a car with a girl he had met, the ex-boyfriend came over and confronted her and they started fighting,” Wilkens said.
The official report states that the ex-boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the torso.
HFD was called and went to a psychiatric hospital and took the victim to South West Memorial Hospital where she later died.
“We actually put this man in a psychiatric hospital near Hillcroft,” said Lt. R. Wilkens.
The suspect fled the scene, but HPD knows who he is.
“As far as we know at this point, we will be able to find out who this suspect is, hopefully he will turn himself in, if not, we will be looking for him,” Wilkens said.
When the officers reached the spot, they found a blood-soaked vehicle lying in front of them. The owner of the vehicle remained at the scene and told officers that an argument ensued between the victim and the suspect which escalated when the suspect shot the victim multiple times. After this, the accused fled from the spot on foot.
HPD Homicide Detectives K. Haverlow and J. Caten has said they want to question Malek McMorrow and consider him a person of interest in the incident. McMore is not charged at this time.
As per official reports, he would be driving a white Buick SUV.
The identity of the 22-year-old victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.