Mayor-Elect John Whitmire
HPD Spring Branch ISD Officer-Involved Shooting

Crime

Spring Branch ISD police officer fatally shoots man suspected of killing his father before stealing cars outside elementary school

Posted on · A man suspected of fatally shooting his father on Thursday in the 2500 block of Mona Lee Lane was subsequently shot and killed by a school district police officer in the 2800 block of Campbell Road, after allegedly stealing two cars outside of Buffalo Creek Elementary.

Midtown Sunoco Station

Public Safety

Challenges remain as Houston police combat crime, homelessness in Midtown

Posted on · A division commander for the Houston Police Department says it is seeing encouraging signs after increasing its patrol presence in the vicinity of a gas station where there were two shootings in the span of a week earlier this summer.

FILE: Houston Police Chief Troy Finner stands in front of a podium on March 14, 2022. The chief was announcing the reinstatement of four police officers fired for the shooting death of Nicolas Chavez in 2020.

Law Enforcement

Houston police make nearly 50 New Year’s Eve arrests for celebratory gunfire, drunken driving

Posted on · The Houston Police Department says it arrested five people for illegally shooting guns on New Year's Eve, when a 12-year-old girl in Southwest Houston was grazed by a stray bullet and hospitalized.

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