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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.

JFC/RMM 7-14-05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.