Incident at 11300 Sandhurst
July 14, 2005 -- Houston police
are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted
for evading arrest and pointing a gun at a Houston police officer
at 11300 Sandhurst about 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday (July 13).
The suspects are described as two black males
with dark complexions and short Afro haircuts. The first suspect
is 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs 200 to 220 pounds.
He is in his mid to late 20s with a muscular build and was wearing
a gray T-shirt and black shorts. The second suspect is about 6
feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has a thin
build and was wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and
Officer B.D. Evans reported:
HPD Officer S.E. Palin attempted to stop a 1990
Chevrolet Celebrity station wagon on a traffic violation. The
driver refused to stop and after a short pursuit, the two suspects
got out of the vehicle and ran. The passenger (suspect #1) ran
away from Officer Palin and then back toward the officer. As the
suspect passed by the officer, Officer Palin saw the suspect armed
with a silver automatic pistol. When the suspect ran to the curb,
Officer Palin used his patrol vehicle for cover and ordered the
suspect to stop. Instead, the suspect turned towards the officer
and pointed the pistol toward the officer. At that time, Officer
Palin fired his weapon one time. The suspect ran off and is not
believed to have been struck by the shot. The second suspect was
last seen running east from the location.
Officer Palin, assigned to the Southeast Patrol
Division, was sworn in as an HPD officer in December 1993. He
was not injured.
Anyone with information on the suspects wanted
in this case 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.