September 6, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of an aggravated assault suspect by an HPD officer at 9707 Braeburn about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 3).
The male suspect, age unknown, suffered several gunshot wounds and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition. A second suspect, Nelson Daniel Ramos (H/m, DOB:3-19-87) is charged with felon in possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance in the 262nd State District Court. Ramos is also wanted by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office in Fort Collins, Colorado on a felony criminal fraud impersonation case.
A photo of suspect Ramos is attached to this news release.
Officer R. J. Kamperman, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in this incident. Officer Kamperman was sworn in as an officer in September 2010 and is assigned to the Fondren Patrol Division.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick and Senior Police Officer P. Vela reported:
Officer Kamperman was in the process of detaining suspect Ramos when a relative of Ramos' got angry and intentionally drove his truck into the back of Officer Kamperman's patrol vehicle, pushing it more than 130 feet and causing major damage. Then, with one hand hidden behind his back, the suspect charged directly at Officer Kamperman. Officer Kamperman gave the suspect multiple verbal commands to stop, which the suspect ignored. Believing the suspect had a weapon in his hand and fearing for his immediate safety, Officer Kamperman discharged his duty weapon and struck the suspect. The suspect was then taken to the hospital. Ramos was taken into custody without further incident.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shootings occurring in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
Nelson Daniel Ramos
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.