HOUSTON (FOX 26) - This is the story of 25-year-old Blake Aaron Potts. The ending comes much too fast, and it’s not a happy one.
“And my whole world is destroyed because he’s gone,” said Pott’s girlfriend Elizabeth Foerster.
On September 1, 2017, while most Houstonians were still reeling from Hurricane Harvey, Foerester and Potts were moving into an apartment to start a new life together.
But happily ever after turned into happily never ever. Just 48 hours after moving in, a neighbor came calling with bad news. Potts had been shot to death in the parking lot of the apartments at 10101 Forum Park.
“I didn’t think it was real,” Foerster said. “When I looked in his eyes I knew immediately he was dead.”
There was nothing Foerster says she could do to help the love of her life.
Police believe an argument may have happened between a man caught on surveillance video and Potts. But Foerster has watched the video and says Potts doesn’t appear to be upset or nervous. She says he’s just talking on the phone waiting for a ride.
“The guy was standing right in front of him facing him, pulled out a gun and put it to his head and shot him,” Foerster said. “I don’t think Blake had any idea that he was in danger or that anything was wrong.”
Police describe the man who killed Potts as African American, 20 to 29 years old and goes by the nickname "Slim". He was wearing a pair of expensive blue tennis shoes.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-T.I.P.S. A $5,000 reward is being offered.