Investigation into Shooting Incident at 8511 Leander
February 26, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a shooting incident that occurred at 8511 Leander about 2:35 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 25).
The male suspect, Codey Matthew Harris, 21, of the above address, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Robles and Officers I. Ulloa and E. Wohlgemuth reported:
At about 10:40 a.m., patrol officers were called to the above address in regards to an assault with a weapon. When officers arrived, they found Harris had assaulted his common-law wife and then barricaded himself inside the residence with a handgun. Patrol officers requested assistance of the Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) team and the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), who arrived a short time later. SWAT and HNT personnel made numerous attempts to communicate with Harris to facilitate a peaceful surrender. Harris refused all attempts to communicate and then shot himself. He was immediately transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.