April 12, 2013 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which an HPD officer discharged his duty weapon at two armed robbery suspects at 5887 Westheimer Suite B about noon on Thursday (April 11).
One suspect, Damein Deandre Lewis (b/m, DOB: 3-6-83), suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition. Lewis is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 209th State District Court. No photo of Lewis is available at this time.
The other suspect fled the scene and is wanted at this time.
HPD Officer M. Hernandez, who discharged his duty weapon, is assigned to the Westside Patrol Division and was sworn in as an officer in January 2006.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants A. Semmelrock and J. Rhoads reported:
Two suspects entered a jewelry store at the above address with the intent to rob it. One of the suspects pointed a pistol at a security guard. Officer Hernandez, working an approved extra job as security at the store, attempted to stop the robbery. While doing so, he discharged his duty weapon at Lewis. The second suspect, described only as a black male, fired a shot at Officer Hernandez before fleeing the scene. Officer Hernandez was not hurt in this incident.
Anyone with information on the identity or 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 as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.