Houston police are investigating the shooting of an HPD officer by a suspect, who was fatally shot, following an incident that occurred at 3906 Tolnay Street about 10:25 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 12).
The identity of the deceased male suspect is pending identification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The officer who was shot, a 5-year HPD veteran, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is in stable condition. The officer who discharged his weapon is assigned to the South Central Patrol Division and was sworn in as an officer in January 2009. The names of the officers are being released pending the ongoing investigation.
HPD Homicide Division Special Investigations Unit Officers R. Lujan, I. Ulloa and J. Brown reported:
Officers responded to a report of robbery suspects in the of 3900 block of Tolnay and attempted to stop four black male suspects who matched the description of the wanted suspects. As officers attempted to detain the males, all four suspects began to flee on foot. One officer chased a suspect behind a residence at 3901 Tristan. The second officer then heard screaming and, upon locating the first officer behind the residence at Tristan, observed the officer had been shot. The second officer then saw the suspect raising a firearm towards them. The second officer, in fear of his safety and for that of his fellow officer, discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect. The injured officer was transported to the hospital. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other suspects were taken into custody without further incident. A fourth suspect remains at-large.
As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents that occur within the Houston city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office