HPD officer carjacked in NE Houston

July 13, 2008 4:19:39 PM PDT
A Houston police officer was targeted in northeast Houston while off-duty early Sunday morning. Investigators say a crook not only made off with the officer's car, but also took a gun and a Taser. It happened around 1:30am. Probationary Officer Kendrick Morris, who had just graduated from the police academy, was driving on the feeder road of Highway 59 and Lyons when he says two men pointed a gun at him and ordered him out of his car.

The suspects then fled in his 2006 green Dodge Magnum.

Unfortunately, Morris had his "duty rig" in that vehicle, including his gun, Taser and handcuffs. HPD says it's routine for officers to keep their weapons near them when not on duty, however, residents worry what it means to have those weapons now on the streets.

"Of course, I have kids," said nearby resident Lourdes Martinez. "We don't know what happened. What's going on in the neighborhood?"

"That is something to be concerned about," added resident Danny Baldwin. "You don't carjack a policeman, just us ordinary people. That's something to think about."

Police are looking for that green 4-door 2006 Dodge Magnum with Texas license plate 870-ZWC.

Anyone with information should call 911.

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