December 11, 2013 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a home burglary incident in which a Houston police officer discharged a weapon at 3528 North Braeswood about 6:30 p.m. on Monday (Dec. 9).
The suspect, Jonathan Michael Jones (w/m, DOB: 10-14-83), is charged with burglary of a habitation in the 230th State District Court. A photo of Jones is attached to this news release.
The officer who discharged his duty weapon, Sergeant S. Childers, is assigned to the Southwest Patrol Division and was sworn in as an officer in May 1996. Neither the sergeant nor any one else was injured in the incident.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Blain and Senior Police Officer M. Condon reported:
Officers received a burglary in-progress call at the residence at the above address where an elderly male resident was home when the suspect broke a window and entered the house. When officers arrived, the resident tried to restrain his dog to allow police officers to check the location. The resident saw the suspect was still in the house. The suspect chased after the resident and then charged at the sergeant, who was at the front door. The suspect had his hands concealed and did not follow the sergeant's verbal commands to stop and show his hands. Fearing for his life and the life of the elderly resident, the sergeant discharged his weapon one time at the suspect and missed him. The suspect then stopped and was taken into custody without further incident.
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.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.