POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting of Armed Suspect at 7600 East Houston Street

March 24, 2017 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which an armed suspect was wounded by HPD officers at 7600 East Houston Road about 10:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 23).  

The male suspect was transported to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in critical condition, but at this time, is expected to survive.  
HPD Officers S. Jordan and P. Flores-Ramirez, who discharged their duty weapons, were not injured in the incident.  Officers Jordan and Flores-Ramirez are assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division and were sworn in as officers in April 2008 and January 2017, respectively.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Daignault and Officer A. Barr reported:  

HPD patrol officers, riding in a two-man unit, responded to a welfare check call at the above address regarding a man threatening to kill himself.  Officers arrived and found the suspect holding a weapon and standing next to his vehicle parked in the middle of the driveway.  The suspect then pointed his weapon at the officers and fired at least once.  Fearing for their lives, Officers Jordan and Flores-Ramirez discharged their duty weapons, possibly striking him.  The suspect then walked toward the officers and fired at them a second time.  Officers Jordan and Flores-Ramirez returned fire and struck the suspect, who dropped his weapon and fell to the ground.  HFD paramedics transported the suspect to the hospital.  The suspect's weapon was recovered and determined to be stolen.  

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 Office.  

VHS/KJS  3-24-17
Inc. #036699917

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