VICTIM’S NAME RELEASED: Homicide Victim Died in Katy but Details are Murky

Crime Scene tape outside Memorial Hermann Hospital where a gunshot victim arrived and later died.

This story was updated at 3:17 p.m. Friday, March 3 with the victim’s name. 

KATY/Harris County (Covering Katy News) – Crime scene tape in front of a hospital is a rare sight, but that’s what could be seen in front of Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy early this morning.

Around 12:10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019, Richard Teran, 35, arrived at the hospital in a pick-up truck with bullet holes. Teran had been shot in the head. He later died at the hospital and crime scene tape was placed around his truck so potential evidence would be protected.

“Deputies arrived on scene and learned the injured adult male was left in the backseat of a truck which was parked in the Emergency Room driveway,” said a statement from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. “The driver of the truck immediately fled on foot after calling a nurse to the vehicle.”

Harris County Sheriff’s Office detectives are attempting to determine if the man was involved in a shooting that happened in a neighborhood further east at about the same time.

In that case, a male teenager was shot in the jaw. The teen also had a gun according to investigators.  He was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The shooting of the teen happened on Brittmoore Road at Holly Hill Lane, but the young man with the gunshot wound to the jaw was found a short distance away on Overlook Drive and Hayslip Lane near Beltway 8. (See photos of both scenes below.)

The investigation is ongoing. Covering Katy will update this story as more information is made available.
Anyone with information is asked to contact HCSO Homicide at 713-274-9100.

The gunshot victim rode in this pickup truck to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Katy.

The crime scene where the teen was found with a gunshot wound to the jaw on Overlook Drive at Hayslip Lane.


This is where the original shooting is believed to have happened, near a strip center at Brittmoore Road and Holly Hill Lane in Houston.


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