Incident at 3100 Rogerdale
April 6, 2005 -- Charges have
been filed against a suspect who fled from an off-duty Houston
police officer at 3100 Rogerdale about 10:35 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 5, 2005.
No one was hurt when the officer discharged his weapon when the
suspect turned towards him in a threatening manner.
The suspect, Albert Melancon (b/m DOB: 11-02-78),
has been charged with evading arrest in Harris County Criminal
Court #6 and possession of a controlled substance in the 180th
State District Court.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.K. Peters and
Officer A. J. Palos reported:
Off-duty officer B.R. Baker was working an approved
extra job when he saw several suspicious males in a parking lot
located at 10400 Richmond. There were three black males in a tan
colored Chevrolet Tahoe and one male in a small white four-door
vehicle. Two males exited the Tahoe and walked towards the white
vehicle. The third male from the Tahoe approached the officer
and told him that he had just been robbed.
The small white vehicle sped off from the location
and the two males ran after it. One of them jumped into the white
vehicle and the other one, Melancon, ran off. The off-duty officer
chased Melancon on foot. The officer gave Melancon several verbal
commands to stop, but he refused. The officer observed Melancon
reach in the area of his waistband when they approached a grassy
area at 3130 Rogerdale. Officer Baker feared for his safety. When
Melancon turned towards him, the officer discharged his weapon
at Melancon, but missed him. The suspect continued running and
Officer Baker chased him and took him into custody without further
Officer Baker, who was sworned in as an HPD officer
in May 2003, is assigned to the Jail Division.
As in all officer-involved shootings in the city
limits, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Internal
Affairs and Homicide Divisions, as well as the Harris County District
Anyone with information on this incident or the
whereabouts of the other suspect(s) is urged to contact the Houston
Police Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.