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Update on Incident at 5700 Tidwell

June 27, 2006 -- Elliot Guerrero (HM/ DOB 6-3-83) surrendered to police at about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 at HPD Headquarters, 1200 Travis to Homicide investigators. Guerrero was wanted in the attempted capital murder of a police officer after officers responded to a disturbance call on Friday, June 16, 2006.

The attempted capital murder charges were filed in the 262nd State District Court. Elliot's brother, Joshua Guerrero (HM/ DOB 7-1-81) was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated assault in the 262nd State District Court as a result of the initial disturbance call.

The details of the offense are below.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick and Officer T.A. Andrade reported:

Sergeant Chase was dispatched to a disturbance call involving a man with a gun at 5700 Tidwell. Upon arrival, he discovered the correct address to be 5500 Antoine. As Sergeant Chase arrived at the new location, witnesses told him that the suspect was armed. Sergeant Chase confronted the suspect, who initially complied with his orders by placing himself on the ground. However, the suspect stood up and pointed a handgun at the sergeant, who fired his weapon several times at the suspect who fled the scene.

The officer who discharged his weapon, Sergeant J.R. Chase of the North Patrol Division, was sworn in as an officer in December 1984. He was not injured.

As is customary in officer-involved shootings in the city limits, the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney's office are investigating the case.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

NJM/JFC 6-17-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.