Homeland Security agent shoots man while serving warrant in southwest Houston, police say

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor, Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A Homeland Security officer shot a man Wednesday during an operation in southwest Houston, according to authorities.

Bobby Dobbins, assistant chief over the criminal investigations command, said Houston police officers were called around 6 a.m. to assist Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration in the serving of a warrant at multiple homes in the area of Grapevine Street and Croquet Lane.

Dobbins said that when Homeland Security officers entered a home in the 6100 block of Grapevine and gave commands to the man inside, he did not comply. When the man refused to adhere to commands, officers opened fire, shooting the man one time in the lower abdomen, Dobbins said.

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The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. His condition was not immediately known.

No officers were injured.

Officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the following statement:

“On July 11 at approximately 6:05 a.m., special agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted an enforcement action at a residence in Houston, Texas, during which an HSI special agent discharged his weapon and shot an armed suspect. Houston Police Department is investigating the incident.
 
Per agency protocol, ICE’s Office of Professional Responsibility will also review the incident. The agency will not comment further while this review remains ongoing.”

The department declined to release further information.

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