Police shoot triple stabbing suspect at party
Confrontation occurred at pre-wedding party
A man, believed to have stabbed three people, was shot to death by police at a pre-wedding party in southeast Houston.
The incident happened at an apartment complex on Nagle and Leeland around 11:30 p.m. Thursday. Houston police said a guest at the party got into an argument with several others in an apartment.
"One of the party members got into an argument with other family members. That argument moved out to the street where the suspect stabbed the three individuals," said Keese Smith with the Houston Police Department.
Someone called police and when two officers arrived, investigators said the 26-year-old man with the knife tried to stab them.
"The officer on duty, in uniform, ordered the suspect to drop the knife. Instead the suspect charged at the officer. One of the officers, in fear for his life and that of his partners, discharged his weapon, striking the victim," said Smith.
However, authorities said the man did not give up. The wounded knife-welding man lunged at the second officer who was standing just feet away, investigators said.
"The suspect then continued to charge aggressively toward the officer and the second officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect and he was pronounced dead at the scene," Smith said.
The three stabbing victims were taken to local hospitals. The father of the suspect, Abujar Idakoju, 62, was taken to Ben Taub Hospital and the brother of the suspect, Ibraham Idakoju, 29, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The name of the third victim has not been released.
The officers involved in the shooting were B.J. Morley and J.A. Rincon. Both have been with the Houston Police Department for nearly four years.