Investigation into Incident at 115 East Canino
July 8, 2015 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which three officers discharged their duty weapons at an armed suspect at 115 East Canino about 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday (July 7).
The suspect, Kevin Gilford (b/m, 24), was not injured. He is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant in the 176th State District Court. In addition, Gilford and two other suspects are charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in a related incident in unincorporated Harris County. Photos of the three suspects are not available at this time, pending further investigation.
The officers who discharged their weapons were not injured in this incident. Senior Police Officer S. Kutach was sworn in as an officer in December 1984, Officer J. Williams was sworn in in July 2006 and Officer J. Gutierrez was sworn in in June 2008.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Garcia and Officer C. Hogue reported:
Two suspects attempted to commit a robbery at the Quick Food Store at the above address but were unable to gain entry. They returned to their stolen pickup truck and attempted to leave the scene. When officers attempted to detain them, suspect Gilford pointed a gun at the officers. The officers, fearing for their safety, discharged their weapons at Gilford who, with another suspect, then fled. Officers pursued the two males in the stolen vehicle to a nearby apartment complex in the 7300 block of Northline. The two suspects were quickly apprehended after they crashed the pickup truck. A third suspect, who had been following the suspects to the convenience store, was arrested at that location.
As is customary when an HPD officer discharges a duty weapon at a suspect, this case will be investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.
KJS/JFC 7-8-15 Inc. #087658515
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