Houston Police Department
Investigation into Incident at 4201 Main Street

June 10, 2015 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which an on-duty HPD officer was wounded at 4201 Main Street about 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday (June 9).

Senior Police Officer T. Smith suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound to his back and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition. Officer Smith is assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Division and was sworn in as an officer in December 1994.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Robles and Officers I. Ulloa and E. Wohlgemuth reported:

Officer Smith and a another motorcycle unit officer were conducting traffic duties in the Sears parking lot at the above address. At some point, a shot was fired in the direction of the officers and Officer Smith was struck in the back. Just before the shooting, both officers saw a champagne-colored Buick, believed to be involved in an accident with a white Jeep minutes, pull into the parking lot. The driver is described only as a black male and the passenger is described only as a pregnant female. Before the couple could seek help from the officers, shots were fired from an unknown direction by unknown suspects. The male and female then fled the scene.

Investigators are asking for the public's help in locating the male and female in the parking lot, or anyone who has information in this case, to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/JKS 6-10-15
Inc. #074593515

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