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Incident at 5700 Cherbourg

April 3, 2006 -- A suspect who refused to comply with commands to exit a vehicle and made a sudden overt move in the vehicle at 5700 Cherbourg about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday (April 2) was shot at by a Houston police officer.

The suspect, Shermaine Daniels (b/m, DOB 5-8-79), was not hit. He was taken into custody without further incident and charged with trespassing in Harris County Criminal Court #1.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. K. Peters and Officer A. J. Palos reported:

Officers dispatched to a weapons disturbance call at 6702 Crestridge were told a vehicle involved in the disturbance was driving near them. Officers were able to get the vehicle stopped in the 5700 block of Cherbourg. Officers repeatedly gave verbal commands to two males inside to exit the vehicle, but both males refused to comply. After several attempts to get the two males to exit the vehicle, the driver, Daniels, made a quick overt movement to exit the vehicle. Officers had not been able to see if Daniels was armed with a weapon. Fearing for the officers' safety, HPD Officer K. P. Seitzinger, a six-year veteran with HPD, fired one time at the suspect. The second male was released without charges.

As is customary when an officer discharges a weapon in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney's office.

MES/JFC 4-3-06
Inc #051744806

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