January 16, 2012 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which an off-duty HPD officer discharged his duty weapon at a male in the 10000 block of Sagetrail about 1:40 a.m. today (Jan. 16).
The male fled on foot. It is unknown if he was struck or wounded.
The officer who discharged his weapon, G. Parker, was sworn in as an officer in March 1999 and is assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. He was not injured in the incident.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Garcia and Senior Police Officer T. Andrade reported:
The officer was at his residence when he observed an unknown male walking up his driveway. The male then walked around vehicles parked in the driveway, looking in them and making furtive movements. The extremely suspicious behavior of the male led the officer to believe the male was about to break into his vehicles. The officer retrieved his weapon, exited his residence and gave verbal commands to the suspect. The suspect did not comply and instead began running at the off-duty officer. The officer could not see the suspect's hands as they were concealed in his pockets. Fearing the suspect had a weapon, and seeing the suspect charge at him, the officer discharged his weapon multiple times at the suspect, who fled on foot.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.
Anyone with any information on the suspect in this incident is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.