Incident at 6600 Foster

July 22, 2007 - A suspect who threatened Houston police officers with a deadly weapon was fatally shot by officers at 6600 Foster Street about 8:10 p.m. on Saturday (July 21).

The suspect, Steven Guillory (b/m, DOB: 1-18-68), suffered at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Officer T.K. Richardson suffered a gunshot wound to his calf in the incident and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Two officers, T.D Jackson and R.B. Wieners, discharged their duty weapons. Neither officer was injured.

Officer Jackson was sworn in as an HPD officer in March 2000, Officer Wieners in July 2006 and Officer Richardson in December 2003. All are assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.H. Roberts and Officer L.K. Lovelace reported:

Officers responded to a disturbance call at 6627 Foster Street where the suspect (Guillory) was threatening his mother with a knife. When officers arrived, they observed Guillory carrying a large metal pipe in the front yard. Guillory appeared agitated and began verbally abusing the officers. Guillory began advancing towards the officers with the pipe in both hands, holding it in a menacing manner. Officer Richardson attempted to use his Conducted Energy Device (Taser) on Guillory, but was unsuccessful. Guillory continued to approach the officers, holding the pipe in a position ready to swing. Officers requested assistance from other officers as they retreated from Guillory. At that time, Guillory struck an HPD patrol vehicle multiple times with the pipe, breaking out most of the windows and lights. As secondary officers arrived, Guillory continued to strike the patrol vehicle, which caused a piece of the pipe to break. Guillory threw one of the pieces of the pipe at the officers and charged at the arriving officers with the larger portion of the pipe, again holding it in a menacing manner. Those officers retreated and repeatedly gave Guillory verbal commands to drop the pipe. As Guillory approached the officers, they discharged their duty weapons, striking him. Officer Richardson was struck by one of the rounds fired by officers and taken to the hospital for treatment.

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.

GO/JFC 7-22-07
Inc #107981607

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