Man Armed With Rifle Shot And Wounded By HPD

A man who brandished a rifle at Tranquility Park downtown this evening is hospitalized after he was shot by a Houston police officer.

HPD says the shooting took place near the Occupy Houston camp across the street from City Hall. Authorities don’t think the man was connected to the Occupy protest and aren’t sure why he had the gun.


Jack Williams

Jack Williams

News Director and Afternoon Host

Jack Williams is HPM’s news director and afternoon host on News 88.7. He’s been with the organization since 2000, including stints as a reporter and news anchor. Jack leads the largest public radio newsroom in Texas and has overseen significant growth in HPM’s news division since he became news director...

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