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MAN FATALLY SHOT WHILE EATING AT SOUTHWEST HOUSTON RESTAURANT
The Houston Chronicle ^ | 14 December 2006 | JENNIFER LEAHY

Posted on 12/14/2006 3:56:36 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

A man was fatally shot Wednesday evening in southwest Houston while eating crawfish at a Cajun restaurant, the Houston Police Department said. The 29-year-old man was seated while eating in the Cajun Kitchen at 11900 Bellaire around 9 p.m. when two men entered and shot him in the head, police said. The owner of the restaurant chased the suspects and fired several shots at the gunmen before they escaped.

The victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office.


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KEYWORDS: hatewhenthathappens; houston; manshot; restaurant; southwesthouston; texas; whileeating
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Interesting how sometimes the smallest item later becomes a significant story. This sounds like a professional-style hit.
1 posted on 12/14/2006 3:56:42 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

2 posted on 12/14/2006 3:59:06 AM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I knew them crawdads wuz bad fer ye. I seen the ritin on the wall.


3 posted on 12/14/2006 4:04:17 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Do what you love and the ridicule will follow.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
I knew them crawdads wuz bad fer ye. I seen the ritin on the wall.

ROFL

4 posted on 12/14/2006 4:16:23 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Yum...

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5 posted on 12/14/2006 4:32:33 AM PST by randita
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The crime rate has sky rocketed in SW Houston. The only thing that surprises me about this story is that someone can find crawfish to eat out of season. I can't find them anywhere. If this is the only place to eat them I think I will go without.


6 posted on 12/14/2006 4:33:36 AM PST by alienken (Bumper sticker idea- We have God in heaven & a Texan in the whitehouse,LIFE IS GOOD!!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Not to be cold about this but it's not "Crawfish Season". Who eats crawfish in December.


7 posted on 12/14/2006 4:35:15 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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Not to be cold about this but it's not "Crawfish Season". Who eats crawfish in December.

people about to be shot?

8 posted on 12/14/2006 4:36:47 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Is this the new orleansization of Houston?


9 posted on 12/14/2006 4:43:16 AM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Disgruntled crustacean?


10 posted on 12/14/2006 4:44:57 AM PST by LIConFem (Just opened a new seafood restaurant in Great Britain, called "Squid Pro Quid")
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
The owner of the restaurant chased the suspects and fired several shots at the gunmen before they escaped.

Makes me think this wasn't the best side of town in the first place.

11 posted on 12/14/2006 4:45:31 AM PST by econjack
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To: sure_fine

We have a motive!


12 posted on 12/14/2006 4:45:55 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Here is a recent summary of what's been happening (you have to subscribe to see the whole article):

http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2006-12-01/feature4


13 posted on 12/14/2006 4:55:59 AM PST by Lord Basil (stupisticated - Having a refined fantasy view of the world that is typically based on group-think.)
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To: Recon Dad
Not to be cold about this but it's not "Crawfish Season". Who eats crawfish in December

Probably an incensed chef that shot him. The lesson: NEVER eat food out of season!
14 posted on 12/14/2006 4:59:28 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A liberal is a suicide bomber without the guts)
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To: sure_fine

Aha, it was a last meal! I love boiled Crawfish and it would have been mine..........in season!


15 posted on 12/14/2006 5:04:20 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

This is scary. This is not that far from the office. Does sound like a contract hit; what's next -- banning crawfish out of season?


16 posted on 12/14/2006 5:04:39 AM PST by PetroniDE (We Don't Live in Texas Anymore --- State Name is Now TAXES !!)
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To: econjack
Makes me think this wasn't the best side of town in the first place.

That part of town isn't bad (other sections far worse); it should be mentioned that a significant percentage of New Orleans evacuees now reside in that part of town.

17 posted on 12/14/2006 5:06:40 AM PST by PetroniDE (We Don't Live in Texas Anymore --- State Name is Now TAXES !!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; TheGrimReaper; RikaStrom

Be careful where you get your crawfish jones.


18 posted on 12/14/2006 5:07:03 AM PST by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: alienken

I lived in the Galleria area for years. Happy to be out of Houston!


19 posted on 12/14/2006 5:09:27 AM PST by lonestar (Me, too--Weinie)
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To: econjack

no actually the south and east sides are the epitomy of houston.

Southwest houston is nearly chinatown.

the biggest mall is there (the Galleria) but that does not matter.

I agree with another poster. The New orleansization of Houston. I never went to east houston for fear of crime. I lived in south houston for 2 weeks before someone crashed in my window of my cavalier and stole my stereo systems.

I promised myself that the only way I was going back there was on a business trip and not to stay for anything over 24 hours.


20 posted on 12/14/2006 5:12:01 AM PST by ziggy_dlo (THE LAND OF THE FREE, FOUGHT FOR BY THE BRAVE!!! We Never Forget 9/11.)
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To: Lord Basil

Well, from what is briefly available in that link, what's being described is probably not N.O. native but the influx of illegal immigration population, in whose country of origin this is probably an everday, accepted thing.

"Will I HAVE to kill? Will I be killed"

I guess that's what we are faced with. But at least we've got cheap labor.


21 posted on 12/14/2006 5:19:42 AM PST by Kimberly GG (Hunter/Tancredo '08 'ILLEGAL ALIEN' .....is NOT a RACE)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

No wonder! Mudbugs ain't KOSHER!........


22 posted on 12/14/2006 5:29:44 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: lonestar

Happy to be out of Houston!.......So are the Titans!.........


23 posted on 12/14/2006 5:30:50 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: alienken

Have you tried the Ragin' Cajun?

If they don't have any crawdads, try the etouffee. Man oh MAN, is that good stuff!

And their red beans and rice might be the best in town.


24 posted on 12/14/2006 5:31:55 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Recon Dad

They're grown in farms now, so they are always in season.....Zatarain's......


25 posted on 12/14/2006 5:32:15 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: 8mmMauser

Crawdad envy?


26 posted on 12/14/2006 5:33:21 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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Interesting how sometimes the smallest item later becomes a significant story. This sounds like a professional-style hit.

Shades of Joey Gallo.

27 posted on 12/14/2006 5:36:39 AM PST by Kenton
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Not a contract hit. Gang hit. We're dealing with Katricians, not wiseguys.


28 posted on 12/14/2006 5:38:00 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: PetroniDE; econjack

Not bad? It is a HIDEOUS part of town. It's not a slum quite yet, but it's this close and has been for years.


29 posted on 12/14/2006 5:38:41 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Red Badger

I stand corrected, but when I lived there they came out of ditches and swamps. I googled crawfish farms, and you're on the money, although the farm raised are rather expense compared to what I remember.


30 posted on 12/14/2006 6:02:05 AM PST by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: Recon Dad

They are "standard" fare in Asian restaurants now, along side the sweet & sour pork and General Tso's Chicken........plus crab legs and green mussels.......go figure......


31 posted on 12/14/2006 6:06:32 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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PS, I played with them in those Mississippi ditches and creeks when I was a kid.......


32 posted on 12/14/2006 6:07:31 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: Recon Dad

It's crawfish season. It started Dec. 11. The farm raised crawfish season starts earlier.


33 posted on 12/14/2006 6:19:22 AM PST by CajunConservative (Nancy Pelosi is two heartbeats from the Presidency. I hope the protest voters are happy.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; PetroniDE; alienken; Recon Dad

I would like to thank y'all for making me hungry for crawdads at the ungodly hour of 8:20 in the morning! :)

Problem is, Weight Watchers does not approve of red beans and rice. Oh, the dilemma!


34 posted on 12/14/2006 6:20:29 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Xenalyte

No, but Sugar Busters would highly approve of red beans with (brown) rice!


35 posted on 12/14/2006 6:23:39 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Texas_shutterbug

Yeah, but I don't know if it'd be smart to switch diets for just one meal. :)


36 posted on 12/14/2006 6:34:22 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: Red Badger

Does anyone remember those big metal lawn chairs? I can remember being small enough to have to crawl up there and my evil cousin would take my Grandfather's "bait" crawfish and put one on the chair with me. I would scream and my Grandfather would rescue me! I swear they looked like lobsters to me at that age.


37 posted on 12/14/2006 8:52:02 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

We boys used to find them in the ditches in springtime at school and chase the girls with them..........


38 posted on 12/14/2006 8:59:29 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin; Clemenza

Were the crawfish "the best in the city"?


39 posted on 12/14/2006 9:00:54 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Funny, but I don't remember pressing 1 for English in 1994.)
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To: Recon Dad

The tails can be frozen and used for gumbo, etouffe or stew all year!


40 posted on 12/14/2006 9:01:49 AM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: Red Badger

Oh, you're one of those evil boys.


41 posted on 12/14/2006 9:34:30 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: Xenalyte; alienken

Pappadeaux is our favorite, but Ragin Cajun is good too


42 posted on 12/14/2006 9:36:13 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Don't forget Jazz, which originated in the Hubaroo.


43 posted on 12/14/2006 9:38:39 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Funny, but I don't remember pressing 1 for English in 1994.)
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To: Xenalyte
Have you tried the Ragin' Cajun? If they don't have any crawdads, try the etouffee. Man oh MAN, is that good stuff! And their red beans and rice might be the best in town.

You're right. Their etouffee is excellent (I'm remembering the smell and taste.... mmmmmmm), as is most everything else.

Never could eat the crawdads, though -- it looked too much like a plate heaped high with giant cockroaches.

44 posted on 12/14/2006 9:42:04 AM PST by r9etb
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To: hispanarepublicana

I'm a newbie to Houston so I'm not familiar with your info...


45 posted on 12/14/2006 9:43:05 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: r9etb

Next time, try the fried crawfish... small pieces,no bodies.


46 posted on 12/14/2006 9:43:40 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Dang - y'all have some tough restaurant critics down there...


47 posted on 12/14/2006 9:44:32 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

No; Jazz in LUBBOCK.


48 posted on 12/14/2006 9:44:57 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Funny, but I don't remember pressing 1 for English in 1994.)
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To: hispanarepublicana
Ha - ok then I have to admit I'm not a fan of Jazz.... ;^)

Was that a club you mentioned?

49 posted on 12/14/2006 9:48:10 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Oh, you really must come up and visit! Jazz-A Louisiana Kitchen. It's a Cajun restaurant that started in Lubbock and now has locations throughout the U.S. Austin has one. And there is one in either Kansas City or St. Louis. The one in Lubbock is next to Covenant Hospital.


50 posted on 12/14/2006 9:53:38 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (Funny, but I don't remember pressing 1 for English in 1994.)
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