Incident at 8309 Montridge
August 26, 2006 -- The Houston
Police Department is investigating the death of a man at 9:55
p.m. on August 25, 2006.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick
and Officer E. Carstens reported:
The deceased, Jose A. Fernandez (w/m DOB 8-4-76),
and his common-law girlfriend, had a physical altercation at their
residence located at 8309 Montridge. The female left the location
and went to a nearby police storefront where she informed a police
officer of the assault she sustained from the suspect. She also
advised the officer that Fernandez had multiple warrants for aggravated
Officers went to the residence and attempted
to arrest Fernandez. Fernandez met the officers at the front door,
displayed a pistol and retreated to a back bedroom of the residence.
Officers heard several gunshots from within that bedroom and then
heard some moaning. When officers entered the room, Fernandez
was found on the bed with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound
to the head. Additionally, other weapons were found nearby Fernandez'
Fernandez was transported to Ben Taub General
Hospital by H.F.D. where he was
later pronounced dead.
As is customary in incidents wherein a citizen
inflicts injury to him or herself in the presence of officers,
this incident is under investigation by the Houston Police Department's
Homicide Division and the Internal Affairs Division.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a