Houston Police Department
Shooting Incident at 11755 Court Glen

April 5, 2012 - Charges are pending against a felony evading suspect wounded by a Houston police officer at 11755 Court Glen about 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday (April 4).

The suspect, Mark Vincent Ames (b/m, DOB: 8-22-88), faces a charge of felony evading in a motor vehicle. Ames was wounded once in the shoulder and transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with a non life-threatening injury. He was being sought on one felony warrant and numerous other warrants, including two for domestic violence incidents. A recent mug shot of Ames is attached to this news release.

Mark Ames

Officer J. Rexroad, who discharged his duty weapon, was sworn in as an HPD officer in September 2007 and is assigned to the Westside Patrol Division. He was not injured.

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

Officers were attempting to serve a felony warrant on the suspect. When marked police vehicles attempted to stop his vehicle, the suspect refused to stop and initiated a pursuit. The pursuit ended when the suspect drove onto the apartment complex property at the above address, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. While being pursued on foot through the complex, the suspect repeatedly grabbed at the front of his waistband. He ran to the door of one of the apartments and attempted to use a key to gain entry. Officer Rexroad caught up with the suspect and attempted to take him into custody. The suspect pushed the officer and reached into his waistband. At that time, the officer, fearing for his safety, discharged his duty weapon one time, striking the suspect in the shoulder. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the hospital.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

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