Incident at 2007 Commerce Street
July 12, 2006 -- The fatal shooting
of one suspect and the wounding of another suspect at 2007 Commerce
Street about 3 a.m. today (July 12) will be referred to a Harris
County grand jury.
Charges are pending against the wounded suspect,
Keith Douglas Pruitt (b/m, DOB 6/8/67) who sustained multiple
gunshot wounds and was transported to an area hospital. The identity
of the deceased suspect, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds,
is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and
Officer P. Yochum reported:
The business owner, Michael Allen Staine, was
asleep inside of his business when the two suspects broke into
the building. Staine, startled by the intruders, armed himself
with a gun and confronted both suspects. The unidentified suspect
ran towards Staine, who began firing at the suspects striking
both men. One suspect was dead at the scene and suspect Pruitt
fled to 1800 Congress where he was taken into custody and transported
to the hospital.
For additional information,
please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.