Update on Incident at 8515 Jensen
October 18, 2006 -- Houston
police are seeking the identity of a suspect who exchanged gunfire
with two HPD officers following a robbery at a restaurant at 8515
Jensen about 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 17).
HPD Officer J.R. Mixon, sworn in as an officer
in August of 1999 and assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division,
discharged his weapon several times. Officer T.R. Jackson, sworn
in as an officer in July of 2005 and assigned to the Northeast
Patrol Division, discharged her weapon once.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.K. Peters and
Officer A.J. Palos reported:
Officer Jackson was assisting another officer
with an accident investigation on Jensen when a citizen approached
and advised of a robbery in-progress at the Popeye's Restaurant
down the street. Officers Jackson and Mixon responded to the scene
and observed an armed unknown black male suspect inside the restaurant.
As officers moved in closer to investigate, the suspect came out
of the rear of the restaurant holding a dark colored revolver.
Officer Mixon ordered the suspect to drop his weapon and the suspect
refused. Officers once again ordered the suspect to drop his weapon
to which the suspect stated, "No, you are going to be shot."
When the suspect raised his weapon and pointed it at officers,
Officer Mixon fired at the suspect. Officer Jackson fired once,
but ceased firing once she realized officers were across from
The suspect approached a vehicle in the parking
lot and forced the owner from his vehicle at gunpoint. He then
sped off with Officer Jackson in pursuit. Several blocks away,
the suspect lost control of the vehicle and fled on foot. After
an extensive search, the suspect evaded arrest and is still at-large.
The suspect is described only as a black male,
approximately 18 years old. He is approximately 5 feet 5 inches
tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.
Anyone with information on the suspect in this
case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600
or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
As is customary in officer-involved shootings
in the city limits, the case is being investigated by the HPD
Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County
District Attorney's office.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a