Incident at 5400 Oakhaven Lane
September 23, 2006 -- Houston
police are investigating an incident in which an off-duty University
of Houston police officer discharged his weapon at a theft suspect
at 5400 Oakhaven Lane about 11:50 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 21).
The unknown suspect fled on foot and is not in
custody. The officer, Corporal D. Martinez, was not injured.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Cruz and L.A.
HPD officers responded to a shots fired, suspicious
person call and determined an off-duty University of Houston police
officer had fired his weapon at a theft suspect who the officer
believed had fired a weapon at him. Officers were told the suspect
jumped a rear wooden fence and was last seen running south from
the location. Patrol officers and an HPD K-9 unit searched for
the suspect, but could not locate him. The suspect is not believed
to be injured.
The suspect is described only as a black male
wearing a white muscle shirt and black shorts.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a