Suspect shot to death by 13-year veteran at SW Houston apartment complex, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspect was shot and killed Wednesday evening by a 13-year HPD veteran at an apartment complex in southwest Houston, authorities said.

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.



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