Matthew Cobb identified as handcuffed man who shot HCSO deputy


HOUSTON – Matthew Vincent Cobb has been identified by investigators as the man found dead after shooting a Harris County deputy while handcuffed Wednesday night.

Harris County Sheriff's Office units responded to a disturbance call in the 2500 block of Kiplands Way Drive, in north Harris County, between a woman and her ex-husband, authorities said.

Cobb, 35, was detained at the scene after being charged with deadly conduct, according to authorities.

After being handcuffed, investigators said Cobb pulled a pistol out of his waistband and opened fire.

Deputy P. Mirrielees, a two-year veteran, was struck in the arm and was taken to the hospital. He has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

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Surveillance video from a nearby home captured the moments Mirrielees was struck.

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Another deputy returned fire, but it is not clear if he struck Cobb.

Another man at the scene, a roommate, was struck multiple times by gunfire. It is not clear who shot him.

The roommate was taken to the hospital in critical-but-stable condition, according to authorities.

Deputies maintained the perimeter of the home until the Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and hostage negotiators arrived.

Cobb remained inside with a female roommate, according to authorities.

Negotiators were not able to make contact with Cobb during the standoff.

A robotic camera was sent inside the home, where Cobb's body was found in an upstairs bathroom.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.