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Suspect Arrested, Another Sought in Incident at 3403 Mangum

January 4, 2011 - Charges have been processed against an armed robbery suspect arrested in an incident in which a Houston police officer discharged his weapon at 3403 Mangum about 11:35 p.m. last Friday (Dec. 31).

The suspect, a 16-year-old male, has been referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

A second unidentified suspect fled the scene and has not been apprehended.

Officer T.C. Goemans, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in this incident.  Officer Goemans, assigned to the North Patrol Division, was sworn in as an officer in August 2008.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Roberts and Senior Police Officer R. Cervantes reported:

While on patrol, Officer Goemans observed two males wearing ski masks enter the Walgreens at the above address.  The officer drove into the parking lot and was able to see employees inside with their hands up as if they were being robbed.  The officer assumed a position of cover outside and then saw the two males exit the front door.  Both suspects were armed with pistols and one was carrying a cash register tray.

The officer identified himself as a police officer and ordered the two males to stop, at which time the first suspect pointed his pistol at the officer.  The officer, in fear of his safety, fired several shots at the suspect, but did not strike him.  The suspect then fled the scene on foot.  The other suspect put down his pistol and the register tray and surrendered without incident.

The suspect who remains at large is described only as a juvenile male, possibly Hispanic or white, about 6 feet tall, with a slim build and wearing a white T-shirt and shorts.  Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.

KJS/JFC  1-4-10
Inc. #181964410 

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