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Maintenance worker dies after being shot in chest at SW Houston apartment complex: HPD

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HOUSTON – A search for a suspect is underway after police said a maintenance worker was shot and killed by a man at an apartment complex in southwest Houston Thursday night.

Officers with the Houston Police Department received reports about a shooting at an apartment complex located at 1400 Marshall St. around 11:54 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man that had been shot in the chest. The man was transported by emergency officials with the Houston Fire Department to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to investigators, the suspect in the shooting was demanding keys from a woman who witnessed the incident. Police said the woman told the suspect that she didn’t have the keys and the suspect pulled out a gun and fired one round. The victim, who was a maintenance man for the apartment complex, reportedly confronted the man about what he had done and the suspect shot him in the chest, HPD said. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

Right now, police said they are unsure whether the suspect lives at the apartment complex or not. They’re getting contradicting statements.

This is a developing story. KPRC 2 will have more updates as they become available.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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