March 20, 2014 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which an HPD officer discharged his duty weapon at an assault suspect at 2219 Stevens about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday (March 18).
The suspect, Anthony Edward Moore (b/m, 34), is charged with assault-family violence in the 263rd State District Court. He suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub General in critical, but stable condition. A photo of Moore is not available for release at this time.
Officer E. Williams, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in the incident. Officer Williams, sworn in as an officer in January 2006, is assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division.
HPD Homicide Division Officers N. Rosenblatt and K. Daignault reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to the above address after receiving a 9-1-1 call in which the caller hung up prior to any information being obtained. Officers arrived and found a woman, 53, who said her son (Moore) assaulted her. The woman advised officers that Moore had punched her repeatedly and was still inside the residence. She gave officers permission to enter the residence and arrest her son. Noticing officers were outside, Moore shoved a sofa in front of the door to deny officers entrance to the residence.
As officers attempted to enter the rear of the residence, Moore tried to prevent their entry. Moore retreated to the front of the residence as officers went inside. Moore repeatedly threatened to "take down" the officers as they gave him verbal commands to surrender. Moore ignored the commands and continued to threaten the officers. Moore then got into a shooting stance and raised a black object at the officers, as if to shoot at them. Fearing for his life, Officer Williams discharged his duty weapon, striking Moore. He was then taken into custody and transported by HFD paramedics to the hospital. No guns were found inside the home.
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.