POLICE Department

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.

JKS/JFC 2-26-15
Inc. #024618016

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