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Man Flees After Shooting Involving HPD Officer In West Houston

The officer wasn’t injured and Chief Art Acevedo describes the suspect as an Asian or Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years-old

HPD Chief Art Acevedo briefs local media after a shooting that occurred in west Houston on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo informed Tuesday afternoon that a shooting involving an HPD officer occurred at the intersection of Beechnut Street and Wilcrest Drive, in west Houston.

During a media briefing held on the scene of the shooting around 4:00 p.m., Acevedo explained the officer was rendering assistance to a man at a pharmacy and heard shots across the street, on the parking lot of a gas station that is being built.

Acevedo said that when the officer approached the man who had fired the shots he tried to engage him and, at that point, the officer shot one round, although the HPD Chief believes the suspect wasn’t hit.

The suspect, who Acevedo described as an Asian or Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years-old, fled in a black Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

The HPD Chief detailed the suspect has black hair and was wearing a long sleeve flannel shirt.

The officer, who has been with HPD for about 10 years, wasn’t injured and will be placed on administrative duty pending some additional investigation which, as Acevedo noted, is “normal protocol” for the Police department.

 

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