Armed Suspect Fatally Shot at 9014 Kerrwood
July 17, 2009 - The fatal shooting of an armed suspect by a juvenile at 9014 Kerrwood about 7:20 a.m. on Thursday (July 16) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.
The male suspect suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The male shooter, 16, was not injured in this incident.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. E. Roberts and Senior Police Officer R. A. Moreno reported:
The 16-year-old male was asleep inside his residence when the suspect forced his way inside through a back door. The 16-year-old woke up and fled into a back room where a rifle was stored. The suspect entered the room with what appeared to be a pistol in his hand and the 16-year-old, fearing for his safety, fired once and struck the suspect. The suspect then fled back through the house and collapsed in the kitchen. Further investigation determined the suspect’s weapon was a B. B. gun.
The 16-year-old and other witnesses were interviewed at the scene and released.
No charges will be filed at this time.
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