Investigation into Deceased Male at 8300 Howton
Houston police are investigating the death of a male found at 8300 Howton about 8:30 a.m. today (August 6).
The identity of the deceased male is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Officer T. Tyler reported:
Officers responded to a report of a male found in a ditch at the above address. The victim had suffered injury to his upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the deceased male is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3714 Drew
Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 3714 Drew at 6:25 a.m. on Saturday (August 4).
The victim, Joe Mitchell, 21, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Young and D. Stark reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at the above address and found Mr. Mitchell on the front porch of the residence. Family and friends stated they believed Mitchell had left the residence about 5 a.m. to go to the store. They later heard gunshots and found Mitchell on the porch. Mitchell, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was transported to the hospital by HFD paramedics.
At this time there is no known motive nor suspect(s).
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Investigation into Shooting Incident at 8801 Bob White
Houston police are investigating the apparent suicide of a wanted male suspect that occurred at 8801 Bob White at about 9:40 a.m. last Friday (August 3).
The suspect, Joseph Pappas (w/m, 62), was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Millington and J. Snook reported:
At about 9:25 a.m. HPD patrol officers responded to a report of a citizen chasing a suspect near the intersection of Fondren and Hillcroft. The caller, a Houston Parks Board employee, observed whom he believed to be a wanted murder suspect while checking the green belt area of the bayou. The wanted suspect, Joseph Papppas, was being sought by law enforcement for the murder of Dr. Mark Hausknecht that occurred on July 20.
As the officer arrived in the area, he located Joseph Pappas walking near the intersection of Bob White Drive and Imogene Street. The officer exited his patrol vehicle, pointed his duty weapon at Pappas and gave him verbal commands to surrender. Pappas ignored the officer, moved behind a large tree in the front yard of a nearby residence and sat on the ground out of the officer's view. As the officer re-positioned himself to obtain a better view, he heard Pappas utter the words "suicide" as he placed a handgun to his head. The officer heard a gunshot and saw Pappas collapse. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced him deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Pappas was wearing a ballistic vest and in possession of additional firearms and ammunition at the time of his death. No officers were injured as a result of this incident.
As is customary in shooting incidents that occur in the presence of an HPD officer, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Internal Affairs Division.
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Deaths at 10919 Fondren
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the deaths of two children that occurred at 10919 Fondren at about 4:40 p.m. on Saturday (August 4).
Jean Pierre Ndossoka (b/m, 61), is charged with two counts of capital murder in the 177th State District Court. He s charged in the deaths of his two children, Marcel Ndossoka, 8, and Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka, 1, both who were pronounced dead at the scene.
A booking photo of Ndossoka is not available at this time.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Rhodes and Detectives A. Vinogradov and D. Crowder reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a report of a deceased person at the above address and upon arrival discovered the children Marcel and Anna-Belle Faith. Both children had sustained severe injuries to their necks. The children's' mother advised the officers that the children's father (Ndossoka) told her he had killed the children and that he would kill himself.
On Sunday (August 5) at about 1 a.m. Ndossoka was located in his vehicle in Pasadena, Texas. He had unsuccessfully attempted to commit suicide by a firearm and was transported to Clear Lake Regional Hospital in stable condition.