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Incident at 210 Avondale Street #8

March 12, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating an aggravated assault of a police officer at 210 Avondale Street #8 on March 11, 2006 about 10:30 p.m.

HPD Homicide Division Officers P.T. Yochum and I.F. Flores reported: Officers of the HPD Narcotics Division were investigating a narcotics complaint at the Avondale apartment complex. Undercover officers were attempting to purchase narcotics when the suspect approached them at the door. He was armed with what appeared to be a small automatic pistol that he was holding on his waistband. The suspect displayed and reached for his gun and the officer fearing for his safety, drew his service pistol and fired one shot at the suspect. The suspect sustained one gunshot wound to his abdomen and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where was later pronounced dead. It was later determined that the suspect had displayed a toy gun.

As in all officer-involved shootings, the HPD Internal Affairs and Homicide Divisions, and the Harris County Civil Rights Unit are investigating this incident.

JGA 3-12-06
Inc# 39877906

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