Suspect Wounded, Charged in Incident at 9903 South Dairy Ashford

January 20, 2010 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested following an incident in which two Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies discharged their duty weapons at 9903 South Dairy Ashford about 8 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 19).

The suspect, Don Jamar Boston (b/m, DOB: 2-7-84), is charged with aggravated assault of a public servant in the 262nd State District Court. He suffered two gunshot wounds and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition. Two females, 26 and 27 years of age, also suffered gunshot wounds and were transported to Ben Taub where they were treated and released.

The Harris County Sheriff’s deputy who discharged his duty weapon suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The second deputy who discharged his duty weapon was not injured in this incident.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. J. Blain and Officer E. H. Schmidt reported:

Two sheriff’s deputies were working an approved extra job at the Cambridge Crossing Apartments when they saw a suspicious vehicle with Boston and two females inside, believed involved in possible narcotics activity. The first deputy approached the vehicle, identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy and asked Boston to roll down the window. Boston ignored the deputy’s orders and attempted to flee in the vehicle. Boston struck the deputy with the vehicle, ran over his foot and knocked him to the ground. As the deputy fell to the ground, Boston turned the vehicle toward him and attempted to run over the deputy again. Believing the vehicle and Boston to be a threat to their lives, both deputies fired their duty weapons and struck Boston and the two female passengers. Boston then drove to the 12200 block of Ormandy where he called for medical assistance.

As is customary in officer-involved shootings in the city limits, this case will be investigated by the HPD Homicide Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

VHS/JFC 1-20-10
Inc. #008969410

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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