Incident at 6700 Harrisburg

May 30, 2007 - Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in the attempted capital murder of a police officer at 6700 Harrisburg about 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday (May 29).

The wanted suspect is described only as a male wearing dark clothing.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and Officer B. Evans reported:

HPD Officer C.R. Hazlet was conducting a traffic stop in the 6700 block of Harrisburg when he observed the male suspect on the west side of North Cesar Chavez and Avenue B point and fire a gun in the officer’s direction. After instructing the people he had stopped to leave the area immediately, Officer Hazlet took cover behind his patrol vehicle. The suspect then fled into a nearby neighborhood. Officer Hazlet did not discharge his weapon.

Neither the officer nor any citizens were injured.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts and identity of the suspect is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/JFC 5-30-07
Inc# 79119807

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.