Officer-Involved Shooting at 7500 Bellfort
November 3, 2008 - A male suspect who shot at several occupied vehicles after wounding a security guard was fatally shot by a Houston police officer at 7500 Bellfort about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday (November 2).
The suspect was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office. A person in a vehicle shot at by the suspect sustained a minor injury and was treated and released at the scene.
Officer M. J. Glover, who discharged his weapon, was not injured. Officer Glover, assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division, was sworn in as an officer in September 2007.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carrillo and Senior Police Officer H.A. Chavez reported:
Officer Glover was on routine patrol when he was flagged down by a female advising of a fight in the parking lot at 7510 Bellfort. Officer Glover then heard gunshots and began looking for the source of the gunfire. Officer Glover then observed a male suspect running along the 7500 block of Bellfort, shooting at several occupied vehicles in the roadway. As Officer Glover approached, he observed the suspect pointing and taking aim at another vehicle. Officer Glover, fearing for the life and safety of a citizen(s) in the vehicle, discharged his duty weapon at the suspect.
Further investigation revealed the suspect shot at least four vehicles. One person sustained an injury as a result of the suspect’s gunfire.
Additional investigation also revealed the suspect had been involved in a prior shooting at a nightclub at 7614 Pecan Villas, where a security guard was shot at least two times. The security guard was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he is expected to recover from his injuries.
As is customary with HPD officer-involved shootings in the city limits, the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the incident.