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Incident at 100 North Loop West

August 18, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the stabbing of an off-duty Brookshire police officer at 100 North Loop West about 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 17).

Officer Roland Morales of the Brookshire Police Department suffered two stab wounds to his torso and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in good condition.

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

Officer Morales was off-duty and in his personal vehicle in the 100 block of the North Loop West service road when one of the vehicle's tires began to go flat. He pulled off the road and began to repair it. As the officer was working on the vehicle, two Hispanic males wearing bandanas over their faces approached him from behind. One of the males stabbed the officer twice.

The suspects then demanded the officer's wallet and threatened to stab him again if he did not produce it. The officer tossed his wallet to the side. As the suspects began to leave, Officer Morales retrieved his weapon and began to pursue the two suspects on foot. During the pursuit, the officer fired his weapon at the suspects, who were able to get to their vehicle and evade the officer. It is not known if either suspect was injured. Both suspects were wearing white T-shirts and dark pants. Their vehicle was described as a newer model, dark colored, four-door compact.

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

JFC/RMM 8-18-05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.