Police: Person of interest sought in fatal shooting in downtown Houston questioned, released

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HOUSTON – Authorities said Tuesday that the person of interest being sought in a fatal shooting in downtown Houston has been questioned and released.

The incident was reported around 1:15 p.m. Sunday at a convenience store on Runnels Street near Chartres Street and the Eastex Freeway.

Police said the victim, 26-year-old Kristen Askew, left a nearby apartment complex and walked to the convenience store to buy some items. Once at the store, police said Askew got into an argument with someone in the parking lot and ended up being shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the person of interest was seen on surveillance video leaving the scene on a red bicycle. Police said they spoke with the person and determined he had no information regard the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713- 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477 or submit a tip online at Crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers app.

Correction:A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the person of interest was the suspect. The corrected information has been added to the story.


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