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