POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting Incident at 2630 Tanglewilde Street

June 6, 2024 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which two HPD officers discharged their duty weapons at a male at 2630 Tanglewilde Street about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday (June 5).

The male, 19, was struck one time and transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

HPD Officers J. Simon and S. Salameh, who discharged their weapons, were not injured in the incident. Officers Simon and Salameh are assigned to the Midwest Patrol Division and were sworn in as officers in August 2020 and May 2021, respectively.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant E. Wohlgemuth and Detectives M. Childs, D. Hammons and A. Henderson reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a burglary of a residence call at an apartment complex at the above address. The resident of the apartment called 911 after receiving an alert from a security system's camera that showed three black males forcing entry into the apartment. One of the suspects turned the camera downward.

Not known to officers was the resident had also called family members in the area prior to calling 911. One of the family members arrived, prior to officers arriving, and found that the burglary suspects were no longer at the scene.

As officers arrived, they saw a male matching the description of one of the burglary suspects in the area of the apartment. When officers told the male to stop, they observed he had a weapon pointed in their direction and discharged their firearms, striking him once in the leg.

Officers later identified the male as a family member of the apartment's resident. At this time, the investigation is continuing to determine whether the male fired a shot during the incident.

As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the Houston city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

SOA/JFC/VHS 6-6-24
Inc. #080951924

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