HOUSTON - The search is on for the person who shot and killed a repairman in west Harris County Thursday evening.
Authorities said the shooting occurred in the 3900 block of Summit Valley Drive around 6:30 p.m.
Investigators say an AC repairman, believed to be doing service work at a home. He was out front near his work truck when he was confronted by an unknown suspect.
That's when, authorities said, the suspect shot him several times for unknown reasons.
The repairman, 51, was airlifted by LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he later died.
The people who live there that fox 26 spoke with say they are left hurt and horrified that someone could open fire on an AC repairmen who was in their neighborhood simply servicing a broken unit.
"It’s too close for comfort. It’s something that doesn’t happen here. It might happen anywhere else, but not here," one resident said.
The now stunned and scared residents in the neighborhood hope you’ll take a good look at the man in the picture and turn him in if you know him.
"I walk to work because I work right down the street. So I guess that means everybody’s a target? We don’t know if that person lives here or not," says a resident who didn’t want to be identified because he says he now fears for his and his 15-year-old son’s life.
"Wow. Kind of takes you back, like its open season for anybody. I mean the AC guy? What if you’re the mail person? What if you’re DoorDash?" one neighbor asks alarmed.
We did talk with one food delivery man in the neighborhood who says he’s now very concerned after the murder.
"I deliver all the time at night, during the day and there’s always a possibility that somebody can hurt or harm you. It’s concerning. Everyone has guns. So there’s always a possibility. You have to be prepared for anything to happen."
The suspect is described as a Black male, with an afro, wearing red sweatpants and a black T-shirt.
While deputies were in the area, they saw a male matching the description getting into a vehicle a block over. But when they tried to engage, the suspect ran away.
A perimeter was set up by deputies in the area to locate the suspect on Thursday evening, but they were not able to locate the suspect.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Crime Scene Units, responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. No motive for the shooting has been determined and investigators urge anyone with information about the shooting to contact the homicide unit 713-274-9100.
Investigator caution anyone who encounter the suspect, not approach him but call 911. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
There is a $5,000 reward if you lead investigators to the gunman.