Houston Police Department
Investigation into Shooting Incident at 3200 Yellowstone

November 28, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a shooting incident in which an off-duty HPD officer discharged his duty weapon at three burglary of  a motor vehicle suspects at 3200 Yellowstone about 8:45 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 24).

Sergeant S. L. Brown, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in this incident.  Sergeant Brown was sworn in as an officer in June 1998 and is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Deese and Officer B. Oxspring reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to an assist call and found Sergeant Brown, while off-duty, had interrupted a burglary of a motor vehicle at the above address parking lot.  While two suspects in a Ford F-150 pick-up truck kept watch, a third suspect attempted to break in to a parked vehicle and strip the steering column.  When Sergeant Brown approached the vehicle, both suspects in the Ford pointed their weapons at him.  In fear of his safety, Sergeant Brown discharged his duty weapon.  The suspects in the Ford then fled the scene, leaving the third suspect behind.  The third suspect then appeared to reach for a weapon and the officer, again fearful for his safety, discharged his weapon at the suspect, who then fled on foot.  At this time, there is no evidence that any of the suspects had been shot.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shootings, this incident is being investigated by HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at  (713)222-TIPS.

JKS/VHS  11-28-11
Inc. #152066411

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