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Incident at 2300 Mason

December 15, 2005 -- Charges are pending in the shooting of an HPD officer today, December 15 about 12:25 a.m.

The officer sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and ankle. He was transported to Herman Hospital and is presently in good condition.

Three of the suspects are identified as H/m between the ages of 17 to 22. Two of them were transported to Ben Taub Hospital with gunshot wounds. The fourth suspect sustained gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants C.W. Howard and L.A. Flores and Officers P. Yochum and B. Evans reported:

HPD Narcotics officers were conducting an investigation in the 2300 block of Mason when they were approached by four Hispanic males in a small gold Toyota 4-door. The suspects approached the officers and asked if the officers may be interested in purchasing Marijuana. The officers expressed that they were not interested and the suspects left. The suspects returned and asked the officers if they might be interested in purchasing Cocaine. When the officers approached the suspects in an attempt to arrange and negotiate the transaction, two of the suspects attempted to rob one of the officers.

The suspects produced firearms and began firing at officers. The officers returned fire, striking and fatally injuring one of the suspects. One of them was apprehended at the scene and two others fled. They were apprehended shortly after beneath a house in the 200 block of Stratford.

JGA/RMM 12-15-05
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