POLICE Department

UPDATE: Investigation into Shooting Incident at 5774 Hirondel Street

July 20, 2020 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of an armed suspect by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) about 9:50 a.m. last Friday (July 17).

The deceased male is identified as Malcolm Comeaux, 24, of the above address.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant G. Rodgers and Officers R. Lujan, M. Resnick, J. Brown and S. Martinez reported:

FBI agents were serving two warrants - for aggravated sexual assault on a child and sexual exploitation of children - against Comeaux, who resides at the home at the above address.  The agents knocked on the door and announced their presence.  As Comeaux exited his home with his hands in the air, he made a quick movement to his waistband and retrieved what appeared to be a black revolver handgun.  Fearing the threat for their lives and the lives of their fellow agents, several agents discharged their duty weapons, striking Comeaux.  First aid was immediately administered, but paramedics pronounced Comeaux deceased at the scene.  No one else was injured.  HPD officers assisted as outer perimeter personnel only and did not discharge their weapons.

Investigators recovered Comeaux's weapon, a pellet gun that resembled a handgun.

As is customary in law enforcement involved shootings in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.



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