Former HPD officer indicted on charges related to alleged shooting and burglary

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Former Houston police officer indicted over February shooting.

A Harris County grand jury has indicted a former Houston police officer in connection to a February shooting and burglary.

Bruce Johnson is charged with tampering with evidence and assault related to the incident.

In February, Johnson was still in uniform when he arrived to his home in the 6500 block of Yorkdale. Johnson told investigators he saw a suspect breaking into his home.

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According to police, the suspect and Johnson got into a physical altercation when the officer discharged several rounds.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo released the following statement:

"The Houston Police Department is extremely disappointed in the actions of this former employee. However, I am proud of the work of the newly created Special Investigations Unit (SIU) that I formed to conduct thorough and detailed investigations on critical cases like this one. While the circumstances in this case on the day of occurrence suggested no wrongdoing, a proper impartial investigation by HPD SIU lead to the discovery of facts and evidence resulting in the indictment of this former employee. The Houston Police Department remains committed to transparency and accountability."

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