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Houston crime: Walter Hutchins’ family says video shows bounty hunters murdered him in Fifth District

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The family and friends of a young man police believe was shot by bounty hunters are demanding a full investigation.

Walter Hutchins was fatally shot while boarding his car around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday outside a small barbershop on Liberty Street, according to police.

Hutchins has a number of prominent wanted warrants, and bounty hunters, or private investigators, have been hired by an affiliated company to track him down.

Initially, those who shot Hutchins told Houston police that he opened fire first.

However, surveillance video obtained by ABC13 puts that plot in doubt.

The video shows Hutchins getting into his car, and within a second or two, several men with guns drawn up to his car and opened fire.

Renowned music producer James Prince, Hutchins’ cousin, spoke exclusively to ABC13.

“He was murdered,” Prince said.

Casey Powell, a Houston-based private investigator, said the video showing the actions of other bounty hunters was clearly problematic.

“They don’t wear badges,” Powell said. They wear casual clothes. “If it were me, I’d think I’m being robbed.”

No charges have been filed and Houston police are investigating.

SEE RELATED STORY: Man dashes into building after being shot by bounty hunters in NE Houston, HPD says

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