Incident at 10200 Forum West Drive
July 1, 2005 -- An auto theft
suspect armed with a pistol was fatally shot by two Houston police
officers at 10200 Forum West Drive about 2:30 a.m. today (July
The suspect did not have any identification on
him at the scene. His identity is unknown pending an autopsy by
the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and
Officers I.F. Flores and L. Baez reported:
Officers received a signal regarding a low jack
hit on a stolen black Honda Passport Sport Utility Vehicle at
10100 Forum West. Officers arrived on the scene and saw the vehicle
leaving an apartment complex. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle
but the suspect fled. After a short pursuit, the suspect's vehicle
struck a concrete pole at 10200 Forum West. As Officers J.H. Kennedy
and T.E. Hardin approached the vehicle, the suspect pulled a silver
automatic pistol from his fanny pack. The two officers fired their
weapons, striking the suspect several times. Paramedics transported
the suspect to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced
dead. Neither officer was injured.
Officer Kennedy was sworn in as a Houston police
officer in June 2002 and Officer Hardin was sworn in as an officer
in December 2001. Both officers are assigned to the Westside Patrol
Anyone with information on the deceased suspect
is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.