Incident at 1002 Holland
February 11, 2007 -- A suspect
who threatened a Houston police officer with a deadly weapon was
fatally shot by the officer at 1002 Holland on February 10, 2007
about 1:05 p.m.
The deceased suspect is identified as Michael
Gene Meloy (w/m, DOB: 9-20-69).
The officer, S.C. Dalton of the Northeast Patrol
Division was not injured. Officer Dalton was sworn in as an HPD
officer in May 1993.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H.R. Hernandez
and Officer P.J. Guerrero reported:
HPD officers responded to an assist-the-officer
call in Jacinto City with an armed robbery suspect. Upon arrival,
the officers were advised the suspect had entered the convenience
store at 1002 Holland. As the officers approached the store, Meloy
exited with a knife in his right hand and a can of tobacco. Meloy
was ordered by Officer Dalton to drop the knife. Instead, he lunged
forward two or three steps at Officer Dalton who then discharged
his shotgun one time. Meloy was pronounced dead at the scene.
As is customary in officer-involved shootings,
the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris
County District Attorney’s office are investigating the
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at