Who Murdered Amanda Fleetwood? - Murdered Amanda Fleetwood? ... suffered injuries to his eyes and ... The pair had no chance to defend themselves, Investigator Alan Bro wn ...

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WhoMurderedAmandaFleetwood?Suspectindoubleshootingcaughtonsurveillancetape/Survivorsaysthepairgavemanaliftbeforeheshot,robbedthem***FromtheHoustonChronicleonJuly23,2004***ByPEGGYO'HARE,RHEADAVISStaffThevideosdon'tsuggestthatanythingsinisterisabouttohappen.Threepeoplewhoappeartobefriendssitaroundsmokingcigarettes,engagedineasyconversation.Then,theydriveofftogether.Minuteslater,twoofthemarefoundshotintheheadinsidetheircar,stillwearingtheirseatbelts.Thethirdperson,astrangerwhocoaxedaridewiththem,isgone.PolicereleasedsecuritycameravideoThursday,hopingsomeonewillrecognizethemanseentalkingwithAmandaFleetwood,20,andJonathanTromp,20,attheBizarreTimesnoveltyshopinsouthwestHoustonahalfhourbeforethepairweregunneddownJuly10.Thefriendswereshotinthebacksoftheirheadsduringarobberyinsidetheircar,investigatorssaid.ThebadlywoundedTrompmanagedtodriveashortdistancebeforewreckinghiscar.OffdutyofficersfoundthevehicleinacordonedoffconstructionareaneartheWestSamHoustonParkwayandBellairearound6:30a.m.thatday.Fleetwooddiedthreedayslater.TrompremainsinBenTaubGeneralHospitalinfaircondition,butsufferedinjuriestohiseyesandthroat.Trompcancommunicateonlybywritingnotes,policesaidThursday.Thepairhadnochancetodefendthemselves,InvestigatorAlanBrownoftheHoustonPoliceDepartment'shomicidedivisionsaid."Thescarypartaboutthisguyis...heshotthem,nevergavethemachance,shotthembeforeheevertriedtorobthem,"Brownsaid."Someonelikethatisscary."TheunidentifiedmanarrivedatBizarreTimesinthe8200blockofRichmondaround5:30thatmorning,droppedoffbysomeoneinanewermodel,bluesportutilityvehicle.Policesaidhehungaroundtheparkinglot,thenfollowedFleetwoodandTrompintothestorewhentheyarrivedtobuycigarettes.Themanstruckupaconversationwiththem,butitdidnotappearFleetwoodorTrompknewhim,policesaid.WhenFleetwoodandTrompwalkedout,themanstayedwiththem,andthethreesmokedcigarettesoutsidethestore.StoresecurityvideoshowedthethreespeakinginafriendlyfashionasFleetwoodandTromploungedonthehoodoftheircar.After15minutesofconversation,themanconvincedthepairtogivehimaride.TheydroveofftogetherinTromp'sgrayNissanSentraaround6:10a.m.Tromptoldpolicetheshootingshappenedwhentheydroppedthemanoffatsomenearbyapartments.Hecouldn'trecallwhichapartmentcomplexitwas,Brownsaid.Themanwassittinginthebackseatwhenheopenedfire.Tromplostconsciousness.Whenheawoke,hefeltthegunmangoingthroughhispocketsandtakinghiswallet,investigatorssaid.Oncetheywereleftalone,Tromptriedtodrivetogethelp,butcrashedthecar.Thegunmanwasdescribedasblack,cleanshaven,inhis20s,withamediumtostockybuild,weighing175to180poundsandabout5feet,9inchestall.Hehadatanjackettiedaroundhiswaist,andhisjeanswererolleduptwoorthreetimes.Hewaswearingadarkshirtandabaseballcap.WhileloiteringatthestorebeforeFleetwoodandTromparrived,themanwasseengettingintoasmallgraypickupandtalkingtosomeoneforabouttwominutes.Policesaidtheywanttotalktowhoeverwasinthattruck.AnyonewithinformationisurgedtocallCrimeStoppersat713222TIPS(8477).SuspectPhotos

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