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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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