Breaking news you CAN get elsewhere (06-26-2007 edition)

The Chron.com Froot Loops bureau has been watching the TV news again this morning:

A tow truck driver was shot to death in southeast Houston late Monday night, according to televised reports by KTRK (Channel 13) and KHOU (Channel 11).

Authorities gave reporters this account: The driver was leaving a restaurant at Reed and Mallory after having dinner when he was approached by someone who shot him. The driver pressed the gas of his truck and plowed into a pole in the restaurant's parking lot, and died at the scene.

About 100 people who knew the victim gathered at the scene and were shocked to learn of his death.

Police plan to comb the victim's truck for evidence, but have no description of the suspect.

The driver was leaving a restaurant when he was approached by someone who shot him (according to the TV news, of course)?

That's some fine online city news desk the Chronicle is running these days.

Posted by Kevin Whited @ 06/26/07 09:02 AM | Print |

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