Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3421 Antoine Drive
July 20, 2021 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of two men and a woman, and the wounding of two other men at 3421 Antoine Drive about 11:10 p.m. on Sunday (July 18).
One of the deceased men, the armed suspect, fired multiple shots at responding HPD officers who returned fire. The suspect, Irvin Peterson (b/m, 35), was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The identities of the two deceased victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The three HPD officers who discharged their weapons were not injured in this incident. Officers B. Karlsen, B. Real, and J. Eakins are assigned to the North Patrol Division. Officer Karlsen was sworn in as an HPD officer in May 2019, Officer Real in December 2019 and Officer Eakins in November 2020.
HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant G. Rodgers and Detectives I. Ulloa, S. Mohajer, M. Resnick and J. Brown reported:
HPD patrol officers were called to a motel at the above address by a man (Peterson) threatening to kill other people and responding officers. While officers were responding, he fatally shot an adult woman and an adult male. Peterson also wounded two additional adult males.
When officers arrived, Peterson immediately began shooting at them from the second floor balcony of the motel. The officers were not hurt; however, HPD patrol vehicles were struck. Three officers returned fire.
Officers then cautiously approached the balcony and found Peterson deceased. They also observed two victims deceased on the same balcony. An autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine whether Peterson died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound or if he was struck by the responding officers’ gunfire.
One of the two men wounded by Peterson was struck in the right arm and was transported to an area hospital. The second wounded man was struck in the left arm and drove himself to a hospital for treatment. Both men suffered what are believed to be non-life-threatening wounds.
Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Special Investigations Unit at 713-308-3600.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.