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Incident at 1816 West Little York

November 29, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating an aggravated assault on a police officer at 1816 West Little York on November 28, 2005 about 10:25 a.m.

HPD Homicide Division Officers T. J. McCorvey and D.L. Robertson reported:

Officer P.M. Slater, a 13-year veteran assigned to the North Patrol Division, responded to a suspicious vehicle call. Officer Slater observed a tan Ford Expedition parked in front of a vacant residence. The vehicle was backed underneath a metal carport with one person inside the truck.

While attempting to approach the vehicle, Officer Slater observed the suspect in the vehicle raise an automatic weapon. At that time, fearing for her safety, Officer Slater discharged her service weapon twice at the armed suspect. The suspect fled the location in the truck. After a vehicle and foot pursuit, officers arrested the juvenile suspect and recovered the automatic weapon from him.

JGA/JFC 11-29-05
Inc# 179844005

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