Slain victim identified

UH Police Department identified the man killed on campus Saturday.

The victim’s name was Joe Tall. Houston Police Department contacted Tall’s family before releasing a mug shot of Tall the department had on file from a previous booking.

HPD investigator Todd Miller said Tall was from the north side of Houston and homeless at the time of his death.

He suffered one shot to the back of the head with a large caliber weapon.

The shooter likely fired from a car, Miller said, since forensics showed Tall did not suffer contact wounds or powder burns that indicate the shot was from a closer range.

Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, heard a shot in the area or saw a car speeding from the scene.

UHPD Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and charging of any felony suspect in the case. Those with information can contact Crime Stoppers by calling (713)-222-TIPS and Miller at (713)-308-3670.

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