Houston Crime and Fire News

A dead man was found at 8300 Howton about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 6th.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is trying to identify him.

HPD Homicide Division Officer T. Tyler reported the man was found in a ditch on Howton and the victim was injured in his upper body torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Houston Police also are looking for the suspects who killed Johnny Paramo Torres, 25, outside the La Union Restaurant at 9575 Wilcrest Drive in southwest Houston. Torres reportedly was picking up a takeout order at the restaurant on Saturday, August 4th around 7:30 p.m.

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Clark and J. Pickett reported Torres was involved in an altercation inside the restaurant with three unknown Hispanic men. Police say the altercation turned physical and they all went outside with Torres following them. One of the suspects  fired multiple shots at Torres.  The suspects ran and got into the back of a newer model silver Infiniti sedan.  The silver Infiniti sedan went north through the parking lot.

Police describe the suspects as Hispanic males in their late 20s to early 30s.

Anyone with information on these cases is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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The Houston Fire Department was awarded the 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to help protect firefighters and work in a safe and healthy environment.

The Houston Fire Department news release says” Due to the extremely busy emergency response system in Houston, firefighters are exposed to vehicle fumes on a routine basis. When these vehicles are started, the exhaust infiltrates the living and sleeping areas of the fire stations that are staffed around the clock. HFD proposes to improve the health and safety of its firefighters by reducing exposure to vehicle exhaust; a known carcinogen at 15 of the busiest fire stations in the city through the installation of vehicle exhaust removal systems.”

Some 600 Houston firefighters work at 15 stations selected for installation of the vehicle exhaust removal systems.  HFD says the fire stations are the busiest in the city and among the busiest in Harris County.

The grant funds are $703,914.  Mayor Sylvester Turner has approved $70,391 in matching fund.  HFD also is applying for next year’s grant to add more vehicle exhaust systems to more Houston fire stations.  The total project is $774,305.

 

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