May 1, 2013 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which a Harris County Sheriff's deputy discharged his duty weapon at an armed suspect at 2138 Parakeet about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday (April 30).
The suspect, 25, suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
The Harris County Sheriff's deputy who discharged his duty weapon was not injured in the incident.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Richardson and Officer J. Dominguez reported:
Two plain clothers officers, from the South Houston Police Department and the Harris County Sheriff's Office, were conducting an undercover investigation as part of a multi-agency task force near the 200 block of Edgebrook, when they saw the suspect break into a black Chevrolet pickup truck. As the officers went to investigate, the suspect drove off in the vehicle. The officers then pursued the suspect in their unmarked vehicle. The suspect ran several red lights in an attempt to evade officers and eventually abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. As the officers searched the area, they saw the suspect, who suddenly ran toward the officers' vehicle with a large blunt object in his hands. Fearing for his and his partner's lives, the Harris County Sheriff's deputy exited the vehicle and discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect. The suspect was then taken into custody and transported to the hospital.
As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.