Suspect Arrested, Charged in Incident at 12816 Kingsbridge
July 11, 2016 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested following an incident in which the suspect fired shots at officers at 12816 Kingsbridge about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday (July 9).
The suspect, Keith Swainson (w/m, 49) is charged with two counts of aggravated assault of public servant in the 338th State District Court and one count of terroristic threat in Harris County Criminal Court #3.
A photo of Swainson is not available for release at this time.
HPD Sergeant P. Weido, who discharged his duty weapon, was struck by debris from the suspect's gun and was treated at the scene. Sergeant Weido is assigned to the Westside Patrol Division and was sworn in as an officer in March 1990.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Officer E. Contreras reported:
Officers responded to a criminal mischief call at the above address and as they approached the residence, they were fired upon by Swainson. Sergeant Weido, who was near the door of the residence, discharged his duty weapon one time and then retreated. Swainson was not struck and then barricaded himself inside his residence and, despite repeated commands, refused to come out.
The HPD Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT)and Hostage Negotiation (HNT) teams were called to the address and began negotiations with Swainson. During the negotiations, Swainson fired several more shots from his residence at the officers. After several unsuccessful attempts to communicate with Swainson, tear gas was deployed into the residence. After additional negotiations and tear gas deployments, Swainson exited the residence and was taken into custody.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Officer.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.