In a tweet around 10:30 a.m. Friday, HPD said the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Farrell Road near Aldine Westfield.
Police say an officer responded to an alarm call at a warehouse and, upon arrival, noticed the building had been broken into.
According to Assistant Chief Ben Tien, the officer found a suspicious vehicle near the building, checked the plate, and noticed it had been stolen out of Harris County.
HPD commanders & PIO are en route to an officer-involved shooting in the 3100 block of Farrell Rd, near Aldine Westfield.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 25, 2020
No one is injured or struck.
Prelim info is an officer responded to an alarm call at a business & discharged a weapon at a male outside the business. pic.twitter.com/YeQOUMnucd
The officer then checked a nearby dumpster and found the suspect hiding inside, Tien said.
The officer demanded the suspect show his hands, but police say he refused.
According to Tien, the officer shot one time at the suspect but missed.
He then immediately surrendered.
Tien added that the officer involved was supposed to be off for Christmas today, but volunteered to work.
She has been with HPD for three years.
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