Incident at 5600 Holly View
September 19, 2006 -- Three
suspects, one of whom opened fire on a Houston police officer,
have been arrested and charged with felony narcotics offenses
following an incident at 5600 Holly View about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday
The suspects, identified as Delvin Bradford (b/m,
DOB 1-18-78), Jon M. Chambers (H/m, DOB 12-2-73) and a 16-year-old
male, were taken into custody and charged with possession with
intent to deliver a controlled substance (cocaine) in the 174th
State District Court. The juvenile suspect was referred to Harris
County Juvenile Probation authorities on that charge.
Bradford is also charged with attempting to commit
capital murder after firing a shot at HPD Officer L.B. Hicks of
the Narcotics Division. Officer Hicks and a second narcotics officer,
L.E. Hernandez, returned fire. Neither officer nor the suspect
was hit. Officer Hicks was sworn in as an officer in October 1991
and Hernandez in November 1984.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P.C. Motard and
Officer A.D. Brown reported:
Officer Hicks and other narcotics officers were
executing a search warrant at an apartment at 5600 Holly View
and knocked on the front door of the apartment, announcing their
presence several times. When those inside the apartment refused
to open the door, the officers forced entry inside. When Officer
Hicks began to move through the front door, suspect Bradford used
a .380-caliber semiautomatic weapon and fired one shot at him.
Officers Hicks and Hernandez fired back. Bradford and the two
other suspects were then arrested without further incident.
Officers found a large amount of cocaine, marijuana,
guns and cash inside the apartment.
As is customary when an officer discharges a
weapon in the city limits, the case is being investigated by the
HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.
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