Incident at 7300 Wanda Lane
April 6, 2006 -- Houston police
continue to investigate a shooting involving two suspects, an
HPD officer and an ATF agent that occurred on Wednesday, April
5, 2006 at 7300 Wanda Lane around 7:30 p.m.
According to Houston Police Department Homicide
Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer T. Huynh, agents from
the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) working a violent
crime initiative and driving an unmarked vehicle checked the license
plate of a blue Ford Expedition and discovered it had outstanding
city warrants. The ATF agents followed the vehicle while waiting
for a marked HPD patrol car to make a traffic stop. As the agents
and the suspects approached the intersection of Wanda and Lugary,
the Expedition pulled up next to a white Nissan Mirano. It was
determined that the persons from both vehicles knew each other.
Those individuals got out of their vehicles and started shooting
at the ATF agents, who were wearing their raid jackets and had
identified themselves as ATF agents. The suspects continued shooting
at the agents as they put their vehicle in reverse to get away.
HPD Officer D.W. Smith, a 24-year veteran assigned
to the Major Offenders Division and working on the initiative
with the ATF, was in a marked patrol car riding with another ATF
agent, arrived on the scene during the shooting. The suspects
then turned their gunfire towards the marked patrol unit. The
suspects then jumped into their cars and fled the scene. One suspect
was arrested at 9600 Braeswood and the other in the 6800 block
of Chimney Rock.
One ATF agent returned fire on the suspects at
the original scene, which occurred at 7300 Wanda. No one was injured
during the incident. Both suspects, John Emerson Magee (bm/ DOB
11-27-84) and Therrin Shezbie (bm/ DOB 2-14-82) are Louisiana
evacuees and face three counts of attempted capital murder of
a police officer.
Inc # 053599706-N
AW/ JFC 4-6-06
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