Incident at 5400 Malmedy

January 18, 2008 - Houston police arrested two of four suspects who fled from officers at 5400 Malmedy about 12:40 a.m. today (January 18).

The two suspects, Charles E. Carter (b/m, DOB: 11/13/59) and Clifton Davis (b/m, DOB: 10/30/56), who were arrested at the scene, face evading on foot charges. Carter also faces charges of burglary of a building.

HPD Officer K.L. Flowers, assigned to the Eastside Patrol Division, was sworn in in May 1994 and discharged his weapon one time when one of the suspects made a threatening move towards him. Neither the officer nor the suspects were injured.

HPD Homicide Division Officers E.R. Carstens and B.D. Evans reported:

Officer Flowers was in his patrol car and observed a white truck pull out of the Luby’s parking lot at 8440 Gulf Freeway, without any lights on. As the truck continued to travel without lights, Officer Flowers caught up with the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle then sped away from Officer Flowers at a high rate of speed until the driver pulled over on the shoulder of the South Loop East (610 Loop) at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The four suspects then exited the vehicle and fled on foot, crossing the freeway.

Officer Flowers pursued the suspects on foot to the 5400 block of Malmedy where one of the suspects stuck his head out from around the corner of a fence. That suspect then brought his hands up together, and was holding what appeared to be a gun as he turned his hands toward Officer Flowers. Officer Flowers, believing the suspect was holding a gun and threatening his (Officer Flowers) life, discharged his duty weapon. Officer Flowers managed to detain Carter and Davis.

Investigators determined the suspects were involved in a burglary at the Luby’s at 8440 Gulf Freeway and the vehicle they were using was stolen.

Anyone with information regarding the identities of the two wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

GO/VHS 1-18-08
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