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Incident at 2700 South Kirkwood

August 8, 2005 -- Houston police are searching for a suspect wanted in connection with an aggravated assault of a police officer at 2700 South Kirkwood on August 6,
2005 about 10 p.m.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.K. Peters and Officer A.J. Palos reported:

Officer D.L. Boxie, a six-year veteran who works at the Jail Division, was working an approved extra job at this location. She was not injured.

Officer Boxie was notified by store security that there was a pair of male shoplifters who needed to be arrested. She went outside the store with store security personnel who pointed one of the suspects to her. Officer Boxie gave the suspect verbal commands and attempted to restrain him. The suspect disregarded commands, broke free and fled. The suspect got into his vehicle and was again confronted by Officer Boxie in another attempt to detain him.

The suspect backed his car out of the parking space in a violent manner and struck two vehicles parked across from him. Officer Boxie was still giving commands to get the suspect to stop and get out of his vehicle. Officer Boxie observed customers walking behind the suspect's vehicle and in fear of their safety she fired her weapon at the suspect. The round did not hit the suspect but possibly hit his front drivers' side tire. The suspect got away. The suspect is described as a black male in his mid 30s to mid 40s, 6 feet tall and approximately 250 pounds.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JGA/JFC 8-8-05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.