A case of mistaken identity led to a Clear Lake-area man’s death late Friday, Houston police said.
A man was with friends in his apartment off El Camino Real near Seafoam when a group of assailants arrived and attempted to rob them; the man who was renting the apartment fled.
When he later returned, police said, his friends mistook him for one of the robbers returning, and he was shot through the apartment window.
Officers responded to the scene at about 11:45 p.m., after which the man was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim’s name has not been released.
No charges have been filed in the shooting, but residents are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS with any information about the robbers, who remain at large.