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Incident at 9700 Leawood

February 24, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of an aggravated assault suspect by a Houston police officer at 9700 Leawood on Wednesday, February 23, 2005, about 2:40 a.m.

The deceased suspect has been identified as Alan Hunter (b/m DOB: 3-17-78). He was shot one time and pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Elliott and Officer J. Sosa reported:

Houston police officers were leaving a disturbance call when they heard gunshots nearby. Officer A. R. Arevalo, assigned to Westside Patrol Division, approached the entrance gate of the apartment complex. As Officer Arevalo was standing near the guard shack, a red Ford pickup truck passed a dark colored Honda Accord and stopped in front of him. Hunter got out of the driver's side of the truck and began to shoot at the victim, Christopher Boston, who was driving the Honda Accord. Officer Arevalo fearing for Boston's life fired his gun two times at Hunter. After the shooting, Hunter's vehicle rolled forward approximately 100 yards and struck a fence.

Michael Lee Alfred (b/m DOB: 8-01-77) who was a passenger in Hunter's pickup truck was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 178th State District Court. An additional unknown suspect who was in the back of the truck escaped on foot.

As in all officer-involved shootings, the Internal Affairs Division, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Police Integrity Division and the Harris County Grand Jury are investigating this incident.


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