POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3427 Jorns

December 30, 2015 - The fatal shooting of a male suspect at 3427 Jorns that occurred about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday (December 29) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The identity of the male suspect is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Ruland and Officer J. Saldana reported:

The male resident of the above address returned to his home with several family members.  The resident's young daughter went to her bedroom and was startled by an unknown black male suspect armed with a knife.  As the suspect attempted to exit the house he began fighting with the resident and other family members.  The resident, fearing for his family's safety, then fired a gun at the suspect, striking him in the leg.  The suspect was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The investigation continues.

JKS/KJS 12-30-15
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