Thursday, April 25

Man breaking into vehicles shot by HCSO Deputy

HARRIS COUNTY – Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office provided an update about a officer-involved shooting that took place at 9150 State Highway 6 North, near 290.

The incident occurred after deputies were dispatched following at least two calls about suspicious individuals possibly breaking into cars at an apartment complex. Upon arrival, a deputy identified a male matching the reported description near a vehicle, along with a bag on top of the vehicle. The male was found to have a pistol on him, which was visible when the deputy approached.

Despite receiving repeated verbal commands, the male did not comply and was shot by the deputy as he opened the vehicle door. A pistol was found to be there in plain view.

The deputies provided first aid until the injured male was transported to a hospital. He underwent surgery and is in serious condition but expected to survive.

Sheriff Gonzalez stated that no deputies were injured during the incident. The deputy involved in the shooting has been with the agency for approximately two years and will be placed on administrative leave as part of standard procedure while the investigation is carried out.

The District Attorney’s office, along with Harris County Sheriff’s Office CSI/Homicide Investigators, are conducting the criminal and administrative investigations.

The suspect, a 24-year-old black male believed to be on parole with a lengthy criminal history, including multiple previous arrests, is the subject of the investigation.

Sheriff Gonzalez noted that all information provided is preliminary and may change as the investigation progresses.


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