POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting of Armed Suspect at 1100 West Alabama

July 25, 2016 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of an armed male suspect at 1100 West Alabama about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday (July 24).

The suspect, identified as Erick Michael Coonrod, 27, was wounded more than one time and transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

Two officers - J. Baldwin and R. Naughton - who discharged their duty weapons were not injured.  Both officers are assigned to the Central Patrol Division and were sworn in as officers in May 2013.

HPD Homicide Division Officers D. Williamson and A. Vinogradov reported:

Officers responded to reports of a man with a gun in a Montrose area neighborhood.   As officers arrived in the area, citizens directed them to the suspect.  In the 1100 block of West Alabama St., officers observed a white male in his mid-20s standing near a fence with what appeared to be a pistol in his waistband.  Officers gave the man verbal instructions to raise his hands.  The man did not respond to officer’s commands.  Instead, the male removed the gun from his waistband and pointed it in the direction of officers, who then discharged their weapons.  The male was struck more than once and transported to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

The male's black gun was determined to be a pellet gun.

As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with further information in this incident is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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