Incident at 5600 Sheraton Oaks Drive
September 9, 2005 -- A suspect
was fatally shot as he assaulted a Houston police officer at 5600
Sheraton Oaks Drive about 11 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 9).
The suspect, Juan Ramon Aguilar, was struck twice
and was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and
Officer S.R. Straughter reported:
A witness in the 5600 block of Sheraton Oaks
Drive flagged down Officer Mark Chapnick regarding a suspicious
male driving a black sports utility vehicle. The male was reportedly
attempting to pick up several female juveniles. As Officer Chapnick
stopped the suspect's vehicle, Juan Aguilar, exited that vehicle
and refused to comply with the officer's commands. A struggle
ensued as the officer attempted to handcuff Aguilar. At that point,
Officer Chapnick drew and discharged his taser into Aguilar, which
had little effect on him. Aguilar attacked Officer Chapnick with
such force that the officer was knocked to the ground. Aguilar
then tried to get the officer's service revolver while continuing
to beat him about the face. Officer Chapnick drew his weapon and
fired at Aguilar, striking him twice.
Officer Chapnick, assigned to the North Patrol
Division, was sworn in December 2002. He was transported to Memorial
Hermann Hospital with blunt force trauma to the face.
As is customary, the HPD Homicide and Internal
Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney's office
are investigating the incident.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.