Officers were called to the 2600 block of Lazy Hollow Drive near Westheimer Road at about 6 p.m.
Police were after a man wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to executive assistant chief Matt Slinkard. Police got word the suspect was possibly at the apartment complex.
Upon arrival, officers said they saw the wanted man exiting the apartment complex. That's when Slinkard said officers approached and the suspect reached for his pistol and pointed it at the sergeant.
Slinkard said investigators are still working to determine if the man fired his pistol, but it was reported no officers were hit by the suspect.
Officers rendered first aid but Slinkard said the suspect later died at the scene.
The suspect was described as a young African American man.
As for the sergeant, he was placed on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. Body camera video will be released within 30 days, per HPD's rule.
HPD commanders & PIO are en route to an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex at 2601 Lazy Hollow Dr near Westheimer Rd.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 3, 2022
Prelim info is a suspect was shot at the location and taken to a hospital. No officers injured. No other info at this time. #hounews pic.twitter.com/SsIRA8c6oI
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