Suspect Wounded in Incident at 8200 Lawn
September 11, 2009 - Charges are pending against a suspect wounded by an HPD officer at 8200 Lawn Street about 1:50 a.m. today (Sept. 11).
The suspect, Michael Darrell Rollerson (b/m, DOB: 12-18-83), was wounded twice in the leg and was transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in good condition. Rollerson faces a robbery charge for stealing a vehicle from a female earlier in the day.
Officer L. Bookman Jr., who discharged his weapon, was not injured. Officer Bookman, assigned to the North Patrol Division, was sworn in as an officer in January 2009.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carrillo and Senior Police Officer H. Chavez reported:
Officer Bookman was on routine patrol when he saw the driver of a vehicle commit several traffic offenses. The officer did a computer check of the license plate and found the vehicle had been stolen. Before the officer could conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle pulled into a driveway at a residence on Lawn at Marjorie. Two males got out of the vehicle and the officer gave them verbal commands to keep their hands up. The passenger followed the officer’s directions and placed his hands on the roof of the vehicle. The driver (Rollerson) refused to obey the officer’s instructions and was acting in a combative and defiant manner. Rollerson placed both of his hands behind his back, under loose clothing and near his waistline. He then began to bring his hands from behind his back. The officer, fearing for his safety and believing Rollerson was drawing a weapon, discharged his duty weapon. Paramedics were immediately called and transported Rollerson to the hospital.
It was learned Rollerson had stolen the vehicle from a female acquaintance earlier in the day. He struck the female and then took her car.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents 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.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200 .