HOUSTON – The FBI was involved in a shooting that left one man dead outside of his southeast Houston home Friday, according to Houston police.
The shooting was reported at 9:45 a.m. at the home in the 5700 block of Hirondel while FBI agents were serving warrants on charges of aggravated sexual assault on a child and sexual exploitation of children. Houston police officers at the scene were assisting agents while they served the warrant, officials said.
Houston police said the man — identified Monday as 24-year-old Malcolm Comeaux — came out the front door with his hands in the air, but made a quick movement to his waistband and brandished what appeared to be a black revolver handgun.
“Fearing the threat for their lives and the lives of their fellow agents, several (FBI) agents discharged their duty weapons, striking Comeaux,” according to the Houston Police Department. “First aid was immediately administered, but paramedics pronounced Comeaux deceased at the scene.”
Police said they recovered Comeaux’s weapon, which was a pellet gun that resembled a handgun.
Houston police officers were not involved in the shooting. No officers or agents were injured in the shooting.
HPD Executive Asst. Chief Troy Finner asks the public to pray for Comeaux’s family and mother.
“We’re in a tough time right now and we are doing everything we can do to decrease shootings in our community,” Finner said.
The FBI released the following statement:
“The FBI is responding to an agent-involved shooting that occurred in the 5700 block of Hirondel St. during the execution of a federal arrest warrant for an individual who was wanted for child pornography charges. The suspect is deceased. The FBI takes all shooting incidents involving our agents seriously. In accordance with FBI policy, the shooting incident will be investigated by the FBI’s Inspection Division.
“The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances. No FBI agents, fellow law enforcement officers or additional individuals were physically injured.”