Armed Suspect Shot at 1662 West Sam Houston Parkway North

January 20, 2008 - Charges have been filed against a female suspect wounded by Houston police after she shot a man with a bow and arrow at 1662 West Sam Houston Parkway North about 3:10 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 19).

The suspect, Julie Parker (w/f, DOB: 9-19-75), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 338th State District Court. She remains in Ben Taub General Hospital after sustaining several gunshot wounds. Doctors stated she is expected to survive. The victim shot with the bow and arrow in the chest, Armando Silva, 49, is recuperating at the same hospital and is expected to recover.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.D. Howard and Officer J. Robles reported:

The suspect entered the Micro-Electronics Division of Texas Components armed with a bow and arrow and a gun. She shot Mr. Silva with the bow and arrow and then pointed a gun at two other employees inside the business. Those two employees, both with concealed handgun permits and fearing for their lives, retrieved their guns and fired numerous shots at the suspect, striking her several times. The suspect then entered another room in the business armed with the bow and arrow. Arriving officers entered the business to rescue the injured employee. When officers approached the room where the suspect was located, Sergeant M.S. O’Neil saw the suspect point the bow and arrow in his direction with the bow pulled back. The sergeant ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, but she refused and ignored his commands. Fearing for his safety, the sergeant fired several times at the armed suspect.

Sergeant O’Neil, who was not injured, was sworn in as an officer in December 1991. He is assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division.

As is customary in officer-involved shootings in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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