Houston police officer shoots at man after alarm goes off at warehouse, HPD says

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Friday, December 25, 2020
Officer shoots at man after alarm goes off at warehouse, HPD says
Police say the officer fired after she demanded the suspect, who was hiding in a dumpster, show his hands but he refused.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer was involved in a shooting in north Houston Christmas Day.

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.

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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