Detectives have identified the man killed last night in an apparent shooting in the 500 block of West Florida.  He was twenty-year-old Rhydan Bolton of Houston.

Detectives are in the process of reviewing surveillance video and will release it as soon as possible.  Premature release of this video could be damaging to the integrity of the investigation and could ultimately harm the successful prosecution of the persons responsible for this crime.

At this early point in the investigation, Detectives have determined that the suspects parked a vehicle in proximity to the vehicle that Bolton was sitting in.  The suspects then approached on foot and opened fire on Bolton.  They then fled on foot heading west on Florida Street.  Initial media characterizations of this incident as a “drive-by” shooting were erroneous.


Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.