The family of a man fatally shot at 8700 Richmond Avenue about 10:45 p.m. on June 24 is making a public plea in efforts to identify the person(s) responsible for his death. At a news conference at the HPD Edward A. Thomas Building today (Sept. 16), family members of victim Deaundra Charles Pipkins, 23, asked anyone with information on the killing of their loved one to provide an anonymous tip to help HPD homicide detectives identity the suspect(s).
The suspect is described only as a heavy-set black male with dreadlocks. A surveillance photo of the suspect, seen getting into a white Mercedes Benz sedan with dark-tinted windows, was released on June 30.]
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Miller and Detectives M. Arrington, M. Perez and D. Stark reported:
Mr. Pipkins was shot at least one time while he sat in the passenger side of a vehicle traveling eastbound at the above address. The driver transported him to HCA Houston Healthcare West where he was pronounced deceased.
The suspect was last seen in the Mercedes sedan driving eastbound on Richmond Avenue and then turned southbound onto Dunvale Road to flee the scene.
Anyone with information in this case, or on the identity of the wanted suspect, is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.