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Incident at 4305 Haywood

April 23, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect wounded by Houston police officers after he opened fire on officers, wounding one, at 4305 Haywood about 10:40 a.m. on Saturday (Apr. 22).

The suspect, Carlos Vela Trevino (H/m DOB 7/8/67), is charged with three counts of attempted capital murder in the 185th State District Court. He sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his left foot, left buttocks, and his left and right thighs. Trevino was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition.

Three Houston police officers fired their weapons at Trevino after he opened fire on them. Sergeant A. Porras, a 32-year veteran assigned to the Tactical Operations Division, K-9 unit, received a superficial gunshot wound to his left knee and was treated at the scene. Officers L. G. Gay III, an 11-year veteran, and R. L. Mason, a 25-year veteran, are also assigned to the Tactical Operations Division, K-9 unit. They were not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants D.A. Ferguson and A. Carrillo and Officers R.L. Mason and H.A. Chavez reported:

HPD officers received a disturbance with a weapon call about 9:05 a.m. from a neighbor who reported hearing two gunshots and screaming coming from 4305 Haywood. Upon arrival, a female and her daughter approached officers. The female stated that she and her husband, Carlos Trevino, had been arguing and that he was armed and still inside of the residence with another daughter. Minutes later, the second daughter came out of the residence. Officers requested the assistance of K-9 units and attempted to contact Trevino, in English and Spanish, for an hour and a half without success. Believing that Trevino may have possibly fled through an open rear door, K-9 officers entered the residence and began to search the premises. Trevino, who was hiding beneath a bed, confronted officers in a rear bedroom and began firing his weapon at officers. Officers returned fire with their service weapons and backed out of the residence. Trevino then jumped through a glass window on the side of the residence where he confronted a K-9 unit. When Trevino began attacking the dog, one of the officers deployed a Taser, immobilizing Trevino, who was then taken into custody.

NJM/JFC 4/23/06
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