Armed Suspect Fatally Shot at 5900 Allday
November 16, 2009 -
An armed suspect who pointed a gun in the direction of a Houston police officer was fatally shot at 5900 Allday about 9:25 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 14).
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, a white Cadillac, the driver (suspect) led police on a short vehicle pursuit. After the pursuit, the suspect attempted to exit the Cadillac while holding a firearm at the same time. The suspect turned in the direction of one of the officers and pointed the weapon in his direction. Officer Crawford, believing his life and safety were in danger, discharged his weapon at the suspect, striking him at least once. The officer immediately called for HFD paramedics to render aid to the suspect, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene. A male passenger in the fleeing vehicle was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. He is being questioned by investigators about events leading up to the incident.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .