January 16, 2014 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested following an incident in which an Houston police officer discharged his duty weapon at 8100 Mills Road about 12:30 a.m. today (Jan. 14).
The suspect, Dionysios Spiro Kosmetatos (H/m, DOB: 4-1-77), is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and aggravated assault of a family member in the 338th State District Court. Kosmetatos suffered non life-threatening gunshot wounds and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
A photo of suspect Kosmetatos is not available at this time.
Officer P. Woods, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in the incident. Officer Woods, sworn in as an officer in June 2009, is assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. A. Holbrook and Officer V. McLean reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to an apartment complex at the above address regarding a disturbance. When officers arrived, they learned Kosmetatos and his estranged girlfriend had gotten into a domestic dispute. As officers attempted to resolve the dispute, Kosmetatos, armed with a knife, suddenly lunged at officers in an attempt to stab them. Officers attempted to disarm Kosmetatos and a struggle ensued. Fearing for his life and the life of his fellow officer, Officer Woods discharged his duty weapon and wounded Kosmetatos.
As officers attempted to take Kosmetatos into custody, he continued to be combative, but was eventually taken into custody. He was then transported to the hospital to be treated for his wounds.
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 and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.