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Houston Police say a man was talking to a prostitute in his truck last month when two suspects held him at gunpoint, later shooting him as he quickly drove away. Surveillance video of the crime was released Wednesday by Houston police.
One of the suspects struck the man in the shoulder after firing his gun at least twice, police said. The extent of his injuries was unclear.
Police are still looking for the suspects who first approached the man at 11:55 p.m. Aug. 16 in the parking lot of the Tiber Inn hotel in the 700 block of Crosstimbers Street.
According to police, the man had just picked up a prostitute from a nearby gas station. As they were talking, one of the suspects approached his truck, so the man rolled down his window.
The suspect then pointed a handgun at the man and demanded money. When the man said he didn’t have any money, the suspect struck him in the face with the gun, police said.
The surveillance video shows the victim then backed up his truck after the second suspect approached him. The second suspect, who walked with a limp and wore a bandanna over his face, is seen firing the weapon at least twice.
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The release did not include detailed description of the suspects, other than they wore all black during the incident.
Police are asking anyone with information about the suspect to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submit information online at www.crime-stoppers.org.
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