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A man trying to break up a fight was hospitalized after being shot in the back near an Acres Homes convenience store last weekend, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said the victim, 64-year-old Johnny Newsome, was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Witnesses told police that Newsome had attempted to break up a fight between several women outside the Sunco Marketplace gas station and convenience store at 8015 De Priest St. just after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, when he was shot multiple times in the back, according to HPD. The suspected shooter, described only as a Black man by HPD, then fled the scene in a car of an unknown make and model, police said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact HPD’s Major Assaults & Family Violence division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

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