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Incident at 5709 Liberty Road

November 4, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of two suspects who fired shots at agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 5709 Liberty Road about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 4).

The two deceased suspects' identities are pending autopsies by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick and Officers R. Chappell and I. F. Flores reported:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its SWAT team conducted a narcotics operation with assistance from Houston Police Narcotics Division officers. Investigators have been able to determine that several Hispanic males armed with weapons broke into a residence at 5709 Liberty Road. Agents ordered the suspects to drop their weapons. The suspects refused and began firing upon the agents. The agents returned fire, killing two of the males and wounding two others. No one else was injured in this incident.

This investigation is ongoing and will be handled by the FBI and the HPD Homicide Division since the shooting occurred in the city limits of Houston.

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