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Incident at 8700 Sandra

July 28, 2006 -- Charges are pending against a suspect who pointed a gun at two Houston police officers at 8700 Sandra about 11:10 a.m. on Thursday (July 27).

The suspect, Atkins Hamilton III (b/m, DOB 10/18/79), was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with unknown injuries. He faces possible charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

HPD Officers J.E. Wilmore, sworn in as an officer in September of 1984, and A.J. Nave, sworn in as an officer in January of 1992, are assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division. Both officers suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T.R. Hernandez and Officer X. Avila reported:

Officers responded to a family disturbance call at 8709 Sandra and were met by suspect Hamilton who was on the street. Officer Wilmore saw the suspect keep his hands behind his back so he continued to drive away. The suspect then produced a gun and pointed it at the officer, who warned secondary officers arriving at the location. As Officer Nave arrived, the suspect ran towards this officer's patrol car and pointed a gun at him. Officer Wilmore then fired his weapon at the suspect, missing him. As additional officers arrived, the suspect put his gun down. Officers attempted to handcuff the suspect, but he became combative and resisted. Officers then tasered the suspect, who continued to struggle with officers until he was taken into custody.

Suspect Hamilton's weapon was recovered at the scene.

GO/JFC 7-28-06
Inc #115755806

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