Incident at 605 Frisco
January 25, 2006 -- A suspect
who fired shots at police officers on two separate occasions was
fatally shot by officers at 605 Frisco about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday
The suspect is identified as Jesse Isaac Sarabia
(H/m, DOB 12-10-69). He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two Harris County Sheriff's deputies and two
Houston police officers fired their weapons at Sarabia after he
opened fire on the deputies. The lawmen were not injured. The
Houston police officers were M.L. Wisnoskie of the North Patrol
Division and K.E. Uhlin of the Tactical Operations Division, K-9
Unit. Officer Wisnoskie was sworn in as an HPD officer in August
1983 and Officer Uhlin in September 1995.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.R. Swaim and
Officer A.D. Brown reported:
Harris County deputies and U.S. Marshals assigned
to the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force had gone to 703
Post Street to serve two outstanding felony assault warrants on
the suspect, Sarabia. When they arrived, it was determined Sarabia
was inside the home. When the officers forced entry, Sarabia fired
one time at them with a .38-caliber revolver. The officers then
took cover and were able to talk Sarabia out of the house. As
he left the home, Sarabia was still holding the pistol in his
hand, but was not pointing it at officers. At that time, officers
ordered him to drop the pistol, but Sarabia refused and fled on
HPD officers and Harris County deputies in the
area were notified about the suspect and assisted in searching
for him. Sarabia was seen in the backyard of a home at 605 Frisco
and officers arrived at that location. Two HPD officers approached
Sarabia from the front of the house and the deputies approached
him from the back of the house. When the officers approached,
Sarabia pointed the pistol at the deputies and began to fire at
them. At that time, the officers and deputies returned fire and
fatally shot the suspect.
As is customary with HPD officer-involved shootings
in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the
HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County
District Attorney's office.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.