Houston Police Department
Investigation into Incident at 7900 West Fuqua

November 20, 2013 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which an off-duty Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy discharged his weapon at a burglary suspect at 7900 West Fuqua about 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 19).  

The suspect, described only as a black or Hispanic male, is not believed to have been injured and remains at large.  

The deputy who discharged his weapon was not injured in the incident.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick, Senior Police Officer T. Andrade and Officer L. Wright reported:  

The off-duty sheriff's deputy was attending a bible study at a church at the above address and had stayed to help clean up when he heard a car alarm go off in the parking lot.  The deputy went to investigate and saw his vehicle had been burglarized and a suspect in a vehicle nearby.  The deputy drew his duty weapon, identified himself as an officer, and gave the suspect verbal commands to show his hands.  The suspect ignored the deputy's commands and instead made suspicious movements as if he was searching for a weapon.  The suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and pointed an object at the deputy.  Believing the object to be a weapon and fearing for his life, the deputy discharged his duty weapon several times at the suspect, who fled the scene.  At this time, there is no evidence nor indication the suspect was struck by the gunfire.  

As is customary in all law enforcement officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division.  The Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions are also investigating this incident.     

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division.  

VHS/JFC  11-20-13
Inc. #145261413

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.