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