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Incident at 4600 West 34th Street

March 16, 2005 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect who endangered the safety of an HPD officer while evading arrest at 4600 West 34th Street about 2:00 a.m. today (March 16). No one was injured when an officer shot once at the suspect who had threatened the officer.

The suspect, Kevin Braniard Davis (b/m DOB: 8-26-65), has been arrested and charged with evading arrest (on foot) and driving with a suspended license.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. R. Kennedy and Officer D. S. Null reported:

Officer M. A. Countryman, a six-year-veteran assigned to the North Patrol Division, checked the license plate of a suspicious vehicle occupied by two individuals. The check revealed that the vehicle was listed as stolen. The vehicle stopped prior to Officer Countryman's initiation of a felony traffic stop and Davis exited the vehicle. Officer Countryman ordered Davis to lie on the ground and he complied, but would not place his hands where they could be seen. After a few seconds, Davis jumped up and ran towards the officer with his hands under his shirt. Officer Countryman fearing that Davis was retrieving a weapon fired one shot at Davis who then turned and fled the scene. Responding patrol officers arrested Davis a short distance away from the original scene. It was later determined that the vehicle was registered to the passenger of the vehicle and had been reported stolen as a result of a domestic dispute.

NJM/MES 3-16-05
Inc# 04489405

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