Man shoots woman ‘he knew’ dead in LOBBY of downtown Houston Marriott hotel before killing himself


Man shoots woman ‘he knew’ dead in LOBBY of downtown Houston Marriott hotel before killing himself in murder suicide

  • The Houston Police Department said in a statement that two people were shot dead in the lobby of the Houston hotel around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday
  • Finner described the alleged shooter as a black man in his late 30s and the victim as a white woman in her late 20s 
  • ‘It is a murder suicide, the gentleman did come in at some point and shot the female then immediately shot himself,’ Finner said 
  • The shooting happened within five to ten minutes of them arriving at the hotel 


Two people have been shot dead in a suspected murder-suicide in the lobby of a Marriott Marquis hotel in Texas.

Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to 911 calls around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday reporting that shots had been fired and quickly found the two bodies in the lobby, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said during a press conference.

‘It is a murder suicide, the gentleman did come in at some point and shot the female then immediately shot himself,’ Finner said.

The entrance and lobby area for the hotel are seen 

The Houston Police Department said in a statement that two people were shot dead in the lobby of the Houston hotel around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday

The Houston Police Department said in a statement that two people were shot dead in the lobby of the Houston hotel around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday

The Houston Police Department said that the shooting appeared to be a murder-suicide

The Houston Police Department said that the shooting appeared to be a murder-suicide

Finner described the alleged shooter as a black man in his late 30s and the victim as a white woman in her late 20s. Cops are working to determine their identities and notify their next of kin before their names can be released. 

‘Both of them came in with suitcases, they did have some conversation, which led people to believe they knew each other. They were probably getting ready to check in the hotel,’ Finner said. 

The shooting happened within five to ten minutes of them arriving at the hotel, Finner said during the press conference. 

Finner said that investigators do not believe the shooting was random, and officials are working to determine the exact nature of the relationship between the suspect and the victim. 

There is no other danger to any one at this moment. I want to pray for the victims,’ Finner said.

This is a developing story 

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