Incident at 1000 Evergreen Drive
April 7, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect at 1000
Evergreen about 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 6).
The identity of the suspect is unknown. He was
believed to be in his late teens or early 20s. The male was shot
by an off-duty Brookside Village Police Department officer during
an exchange of gunfire. The officer, G. Hernandez, was not injured.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P.C. Motard and
Officer C.P. Abbondandolo reported:
Brookside Village Officer Hernandez was off duty
and in uniform, working an extra job at the pawnshop at 1000 Evergreen
when three masked suspects entered the store. The suspects pointed
their weapons at the officer and prevented him from drawing his
weapon. The suspects ordered everyone to get on the floor. At
that time, the store manager got a pistol and fired at the suspect
closest to Officer Hernandez. The shot caused the suspects to
become disoriented and Officer Hernandez drew his weapon and began
shooting at the masked suspects. Officer Hernandez shot the suspect
nearest to him and that suspect dropped the SKS rifle he was carrying.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Officer Hernandez
fired at the two remaining suspects, who in turn fired back at
him. One of the two suspects was shot and was helped out of the
store by the uninjured suspect. Once outside the store, the suspects
got into a waiting Chevrolet Blazer and sped from the parking
lot. The suspects drove about a block away and abandoned the Blazer
in the 1000 block of Claxton Street. There, the suspects got into
two separate vehicles and left the area. One vehicle was a yellow
1980s model Oldsmobile Cutlass and the other vehicle was a purple
or maroon 1995-96 Pontiac Bonneville.
All three masked suspects were described as black
males in their late teens or early 20s. There were four customers
and four employees in the pawnshop at the time of the shooting.
None of them was injured. Anyone with information on the two wanted
suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600
or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.