Homicide investigators have released a composite sketch of a suspect in their efforts to find the man responsible for a deadly New Year's Eve shooting.
David Nguyen, 60, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest on La Branch Street near Wichita Street in southwest Houston before 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2012. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead on New Year's Day.
Nguyen had arrived home when he observed a robbery taking place inside his gated community. Police say the suspect saw Nguyen, tried to rob him, and then fired a gunshot at him before fleeing from the community, according to a statement released Tuesday by the Houston Police department.
Investigators describe the suspect as a black man ranging in age from his 30s to his 40s, around 5-feet 9-inches tall, with a stocky, muscular build.
The Nguyen family released the following statement regarding the investigation:
Our family would appreciate any tips regarding the crime that took place on the evening of New Year's Eve in the Museum District neighborhood. Because of what happened on that night, our family has lost a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. He was truly an inspiration to his family, friends, and community. Your help could provide some much needed justice and prevent another family from enduring this painful and difficult loss.
Anyone with information regarding the identity of the shooter or about the case is encouraged to contact the HPD Homicide Division by phone at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-8477 (TIPS).