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Incident at 12221 Fleming

January 5, 2006 -- HPD is asking for the public's helps in locating a suspect who attempted to shoot a police officer at 12221 Fleming on Wednesday, January 4, 2005 around 3:33 p.m.

Houston Police Officer R. Adams, while off-duty, went to the apartment complex at 12221 Fleming to do a follow-up investigation on an aggravated robbery that happened earlier that same day. Officer Adams, who also works an approved extra-job as a security officer at the complex, spotted the suspect and attempted to question him about the reported robberies.

When Officer Adams approached the suspect to obtain his identification, the suspect produced a pistol and attempted to shoot the officer. Officer Adams took cover and fired at the suspect as he fled. The suspect was not injured, however, he attempted to shoot the officer several times as he ran through the apartment complex. It's believed that his pistol jammed.

A search of the area failed to locate the suspect, however, witnesses told investigators he frequents the area. The suspect, only known as "Pepe" is a Hispanic male between the ages of 16 and 20 years old.

Anyone with information about "Pepe" is as to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

AW/ RMM 1-5-06
Inc # 2004806-I

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