Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting in north Houston, police say

Investigators at scene of an officer-involved shooting in north Houston on Feb. 17, 2021. (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – A robbery suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting in north Houston Wednesday evening, according to the Houston Police Department.

The shooting was reported at 8:52 p.m. in the 7400 block of Airline Drive.

Police said a two-man Houston police unit witnessed a black pickup truck speeding and began pacing the vehicle. The black pickup pulled into a driveway next to a taco truck, and a man exited the truck armed with a semi-automatic pistol, officials said.

Police said the suspect then attempted to rob the taco stand at gunpoint, not knowing a marked HPD patrol unit was right behind him.

According to HPD, the officers told the suspect to drop his weapon and at some point, both officers fired their weapon, striking the suspect. Police said once the scene was secure, the officers administered CPR to the suspect.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

HPD said no officers were injured in the shooting.

Officials said one officer has been on the job for four years and the other officer had five and a half years of experience. Both will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.

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