Man Shot to Death in Front of East Side Home

A man has been shot to death in front of his east side home, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say the 47 year old victim, identified as Lonnie Franklin, had walked outside his home on Belinda Lee, which is near W.W. White and East Houston, to start his car in his driveway to warm it up.

Police say a man walked up to the victim as he was turning back to return to his house and shot him once in the chest.  Nobody saw the shooting, although Franklin's brother was in the house and heard the gunfire.

Detectives say they think the victim and the gunman knew each other, but, apart from that, the have no leads on the killer.

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