POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting Incident at 3203 South Dairy Ashford

March 31, 2017 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found at 3203 South Dairy Ashford at about 8:35 a.m. today (March 31).

The identity of the victim, an HPD sergeant, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Ruiz reported:

The HPD sergeant arrived at the Westside Patrol Station at the above address at approximately 5:45 a.m. today and remained in the parking lot until approximately 6:15 a.m.  He then walked into the Westside Station.  At approximately 7:40 a.m., personnel noted the sergeant did not appear at roll call and was unusually late.  HPD personnel made efforts to locate the sergeant through phone contact and through his family members.  Officers learned the sergeant had left his residence and they later located his vehicle inside the patrol station's parking lot.  Upon identifying the vehicle, it was determined that a search of the patrol station should occur.  The sergeant was found in the stairwell on the 4th floor.  He had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

This case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.
JKS/JFC  3-31-17
Inc. #040121117

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