Houston Police Department
Investigation into Shooting Incident at 6000 Hollister
June 29, 2012 - Houston police have learned the identity of a deceased suspect who shot three people and caused other wounds to a fourth victim at 6000 Hollister about 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday (June 27).
The suspect, Patrick Oneal Spurlock (b/m, DOB: 5-29-73), was pronounced dead following a traffic accident at 13200 Northwest Freeway. He suffered at least one gunshot wound. Spurlock fired shots at Houston police officers at five separate locations prior to the accident.
Six HPD officers discharged weapons at the suspect at numerous locations. None of the officers was injured.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Elsbury and Senior Police Officer T. Tyler reported:
Officers responded to a shooting in-progress call at an apartment complex at 6000 Hollister. They found three males, a security guard, a maintenance worker and a tenant, shot. In addition, a fourth man who believed he had been grazed by gunfire said the suspect fired shots at him. The suspect (Spurlock) fled on foot to a nearby apartment complex and stole a blue Chevrolet Trailblazer from a woman at gunpoint. As responding officers pursued him in the stolen vehicle, Spurlock rammed several police patrol cars and fired shots at numerous officers before crashing the stolen vehicle into other motorists at 13200 Northwest Freeway at Hollister. The five accident victims were treated and released from area hospitals.
The three shooting victims are identified as Rafael Martinez, 40, a maintenance man, Ebenezer Sunkio-Jacks, 57, a security guard, and Walter Moss, 62, a tenant. Mr.'s Martinez and Sunkio-Jacks are in stable condition at Ben Taub General Hospital, while Mr. Moss remains in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Paramedics determined a fourth man, Bryan Summers, 24, believed to have suffered a grazing gunshot wound, suffered the wound from debris and a fall after the suspect fired shots at him. He was treated at the scene.
The incident began when Spurlock confronted Mr. Sunkio-Jacks and shot him. Investigators learned Spurlock, a tenant, had previous and ongoing confrontations with apartment management and security personnel at the complex where the shooting occurred.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents with injuries in the city limits, the case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.