POLICE Department

Officer Involved Shootings


DISCLAIMER

The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes. While we strive to keep the information up to date, neither the city of Houston nor the Houston Police Department guarantee (either express or implied) the completeness or timeliness of the information provided. The city of Houston and the Houston Police Department shall have no liability for any error or omission, or for the use of, or the results obtained from the use of the information.
PURPOSE:

The Houston Police Department (HPD) created and maintains this site in the interest of transparency and to inform the general public of matters related to Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) scenes and some of the data and circumstances associated with those scenes.  Recognizing the sensitivity of any shooting incident, this site aims to provide basic information only. 
 

SCOPE:

This site depicts only those OIS scenes where a HPD officer discharged his or her weapon in the performance of his or her duties.  It does NOT reflect accidental discharges where no injury occurred or the intentional shooting of vicious animals.

 

PROCESS:

All OIS scenes occurring within the jurisdictional limits of HPD are independently investigated by multiple divisions and agencies.  The following list represents the typical entities that will respond directly to the scene and perform duties assoiated with the investigation.

1. HPD Homicide Division

2. Houston Forensic Science Center Crime Scene Units

3. HPD Internal Affairs Division

4. Harris County District Attorney's Office - Civil Rights Attorney

5. Harris County District Attorney's Office - Investigators

6. Legal Counsel for the officer involved

7. Media Relations Unit

8. Medical Examiner’s Office

9. Officer Safety Unit


TABLES AND GRAPHS

Total Shootings Chart



Houston Police Department Shootings 2005-2019
 2005200620072008200920102011201220132014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Total HPD shooting incidents 39 35 27 28 49 34 30 41 37 34 32 26 15 18 8 453
Suspects involved in HPD shootings
Suspects killed 11 8 9 10 15 8 7 11 9 11 12 7 5 7 3 133
Suspects wounded 10 15 10 10 14 19 13 15 16 18 17 14 11 4 5 191
Suspects not injured or injury status unknown 22 13 8 8 24 9 14 20 38 22 18 16 7 9 2 230
Total suspects involved in HPD shooting 43 36 27 28 53 36 34 46 63 51 47 37 23 20 10 554



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* The address is deemed confidential pursuant to sections 552.117 and 552.1175 of the Government Code.

  INDIVIDUAL SHOOTING SUMMARIES

HOMICIDE DIVISION
2019 HPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENTS
Incident  Suspect    Officer   
DATE INC NO. LOCATION SEX RACE AGE INJURY WEAPON SEX RACE AGE INJURY ON DUTY RESPONSE TYPE NUM OF OFFICERS  
02/27/2019 25266619 5200 AIRLINE DR M H 19 Wounded Firearm                   M W 26 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
M W 31 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
02/21/2019 22869919 10600 BEECHNUT ST M H 17 Wounded Firearm                   M W 28 None N Other 2 or More  
01/31/2019 13527619 12200 BISSONNET ST M B 26 None None                      M W 33 None Y Other 2 or More  
M B 24 None None                       
01/28/2019 12191319 200 TURNER DR M H 30 Wounded Hands and/or Feet         M H 28 None Y Other 1  
01/28/2019 12133719 7800 HARDING ST M W 59 Killed Firearm M H 31 None Y Warrant 2 or More  
M H 37 None Y Warrant 1  
F W 58 Killed None M H 33 None Y Warrant 1  
M H 38 None Y Warrant 2 or More  
01/28/2019 12191319 200 TURNER DR M H 30 Wounded Hands and/or Feet         M H 28 None Y Other 1  
01/08/2019 3169319 11000 SOUTHWEST FWY OB M B 26 Wounded Firearm                   M W 41 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
M W 41 None Y Emergency Call 1  
01/04/2019 1599519 100 E 44TH ST M B 32 Killed Firearm                   M B 27 None Y Other 1  

 

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS ARCHIVES
2018 HPD OIS | 2017 HPD OIS |  2016 HPD OIS | 2015 HPD OIS | 2014 HPD OIS | 2013 HPD OIS2012 HPD OIS2011 HPD OIS2010 HPD OIS
2009 HPD OIS2008 HPD OIS | 2007 HPD OIS | 2006 HPD OIS | 2005 HPD OIS


2019 HPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
Suspects Killed and Wounded
 FemaleMale
 
Hispanic
White
Black
Asian
Hispanic
White
Black
Asian
Under 20
000020 00
20-29
0000 00 10
30-39
0000 10 10
40 and Over
010001 00
 

HPD Officer Involved Shooting Report

Students from Northwestern University’s, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences Program, in Evanston, Illinois completed an analysis of officer involved shootings involving Houston police officers in June of 2014.  The primary goal of the study was to mine data and identify significant pre-scene and on-scene factors that substantially affected the likelihood of Officer-Involved Shooting incidents. The secondary goal of this study was to identify factors that meaningfully impacted the significant on-scene factors, in particular ones related to officer’s behavior prior to gun use, that were highly correlated with likelihood of an Officer-Involved Shooting. The study’s third goal was to focus on investigating specific relationships among selected pre-scene and on-scene factors, as well as between these factors and likelihood of Officer-Involved Shooting incidents. The findings of this effort are included within the report.

HPD Officer Involved Shooting Report (PDF)
 

PEACE OFFICER INVOLVED INJURIES OR DEATH REPORTS 2019
 


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