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Incident at 6400 Paris

November 14, 2005 -- A Houston police officer and another person escaped injures after a gunman shot at the officer in the 6400 block of Paris on Sunday, November 13, 2005 at around 8:51 p.m.

Houston Police Officer B.L. Dorris was conducting a narcotics investigation in his marked patrol car with a person of interest sitting in the rear seat. An unknown gunman shot at the officer with a shotgun. Officer Dorris stated that the suspect was concealed about 60 yards away observing the officer before pulling a single barreled shotgun out of his backpack and firing one time.

Neither Officer Dorris nor the person he was interviewing was injured and for the safety of that person, Officer Dorris released him from the back seat of the patrol car, which sustained minor damage from the shotgun blast. Officer Dorris called for back up and HPD Helicopter and K-9 officers conducted an extensive search of the area but failed to locate the gunman.

The suspect is described as a black male about 17-years-old, light complexion with his hair in braids. He was wearing a black T-shirt, and black shorts. The shotgun, which was sawed-off, was in his backpack.

Anyone with information on the gunman is asked to contact HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.J. Grysen or Senior Police Officer C.T. Hufstedler at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

AW/ MES 11-14-05
Inc# 172483005

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