Victim identified in deadly shooting spree in West Houston

- A man terrorized a West Houston neighborhood on Sunday morning, claiming the life of one man, and injuring several others.

Houston police received the call at 10:15 am of shots being fired on Memorial Drive.

The suspect opened fire at an auto detailing shop, killing 56-year-old Eugene Linscomb.

Afterward, the suspect went on a rampage -- shooting people in the streets and at cars passing by.

Stray bullets also struck a gas station, which caused it to go up in flames.

When authorities arrived the suspect started shooting rounds at police units and even managed to hit the police helicopter 5 times.

One deputy was shot in the hand, and another deputy was saved by his vest.

Thankfully, all those officers survived. A member from the Houston SWAT team eventually took the suspect out, killing him at the scene.

A pistol and an AR-15 were discovered.

There was a second man at the scene who was armed, and was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

HPD sources tell FOX 26 the man, Byron Wilson, was actually a Good Samaritan who got involved. 
 
Three civilians, one woman, and two men were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.


 

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