HOUSTON – These are the 34 reported officer-involved shootings in the Houston area since the start of 2022.
Read more about the circumstances of each case in the reports below.
May 18, 2022
Suspect shot, killed by HPD officers was waving gun towards girlfriend’s small kids before shooting, police say
A man was pronounced dead after he was reportedly shot by officers with the Houston Police Department on Wednesday evening.
HPD officials said a woman called police around 7:46 p.m. after her boyfriend allegedly began accusing her of having another man in her vehicle. Read more here.
May 11, 2022
Houston police reported an officer-involved shooting at an apartment complex in the 10600 block of Beechnut. Read more here.
HPD Commanders & PIO are en route to an apartment complex at 10600 Beechnut for an officer involved shooting. A suspect was shot and transported to an area hospital. No other information at this time.#HouNews pic.twitter.com/6vRS0TYFfc— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 11, 2022
May 6, 2022
Aa catalytic converter theft suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting, officers with the Sugar Land Police Department said.
It happened around 10:05 p.m. on Stadium Drive.
SLPD said they responded to reports of catalytic converter thieves breaking into cars at an apartment complex. When officers arrived at the scene, the suspects were quickly located and a short pursuit ensued. The driver in the suspect vehicle stopped and ran into the woods near the bayou behind the complex and three other suspects jumped into the bayou, police said. Read more here.
May 4, 2022
Man with lengthy criminal history identified as suspect accused of shooting HPD officer during traffic stop on Gulf Freeway, police say
A man accused of shooting a Houston police officer during a traffic stop in southeast Houston Wednesday morning has been identified, according to the Houston Police Department.
The suspect, Jimmy Bryan, 23, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault of a public servant. Texas Department of Public Safety records show Bryan has a lengthy criminal history, with offenses dating back to 2016.
HPD Chief Troy Finner said two officers were conducting a traffic stop for the suspect, who was wanted on an outstanding drug warrant. Read more here.
April 27, 2022
A fugitive wanted on multiple felony warrants was fatally shot by an officer in east Houston Wednesday afternoon, Houston police said.
At about 10 a.m. members of an HPD tactical team began searching for 29-year-old Jalen Javon Randle, who was wanted for three felony warrants. At about 2 p.m. they saw Randle get into the front passenger seat of a vehicle, which then left the area.
The officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle but the driver refused to pull over and a short chase started. That chase ended several blocks away in the 8700 block of Josie Street after officers performed a PIT maneuver.
As officers approached Randle’s vehicle and he exited the vehicle holding a bag in his hand. As the suspect approached the officer, the officer fired, hitting him once.
In the bag Randle had been holding, police said they found a semi-automatic pistol.
Randle was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. Read more.
April 25, 2022
A SWAT standoff involving a violent fugitive has ended in southeast Houston Monday, police said.
It happened in a gas station parking lot located in the 7400 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard at Van Fleet around 10 a.m.
According to Houston Police Department Executive Chief M. Slinkard, SWAT officers were trying to apprehend a violent fugitive that had six potential felony outstanding warrants -- five for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one for family violence.
The suspect is identified as Dexter Ceaser, 20. Read more.
April 19, 2022
Bodycam video released hours after officers fatally shot suspect seen walking down street and waving gun in traffic
A man who was walking down the street and waving a gun was shot and killed after being confronted by Pasadena police Tuesday afternoon.
Police received a call around 10:16 a.m. about a person seen walking with a handgun during a busy drive time.
Two officers responded and located the individual near Strawberry and Spencer Highway. Police said the man was walking down the sidewalk, still armed with the gun, then began running. Read more.
April 18, 2022
A suspect who was shot after police say he fired his weapon inside a residence in Conroe died Tuesday, police said.
The suspect has been identified as Larry Marquail Mixon III, of Stafford, Texas.
According to the Conroe Police Department, officers responded to a weapons disturbance around 7:30 p.m. in the 500 block of E. Phillips Street. Read more.
April 9, 2022
A suspect has been taken to the hospital after he was shot during an officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon in northwest Houston.
According to the Houston Police Department, the shooting took place in the 700 block of West Mount Houston Road near Veteran Memorial around 5:50 p.m.
Officers say the suspect had gone inside a business and began harassing people. He was reportedly told to leave before police were called to the establishment. Read more.
April 8, 2022
72-year-old shot by Texas City officer while holding woman at knifepoint has lengthy criminal history, sheriff says
A 72-year-old man was reportedly shot by a Texas City officer during a domestic dispute.
Officers say they received calls regarding a family disturbance on 11th Street at 5th Avenue North around 3:40 p.m.
According to police, the elderly man, who officials identified as Juan Bernal Benavides Jr., was shot in the stomach after failing to comply with officers as he held a woman at knifepoint. Read more.
April 5, 2022
Carjacking suspect shot by police after stabbing apartment complex building manager, running over construction worker in Montrose: HPD
A construction worker is dead and two people were transported to the hospital after reports of a stabbing followed by an officer-involved shooting in front of an apartment complex in Montrose, police said.
It happened at an apartment complex located on Buffalo Park Drive and Allen Parkway around 3:30 a.m.
Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said it all started when a man stole a white pickup truck from a 59-year-old construction worker that was working in the area overnight. When the construction worker was trying to back away from the suspect and walk toward the apartment building, Finner said the suspect, who had already gained control of the man’s vehicle, ran him over. The suspect then drove the pickup truck into the apartment complex building. Read more here.
April 4, 2022
Off-duty Hitchcock PD sergeant fires during attempted robbery at Pasadena apartment complex, police say
A man was shot by an off-duty Hitchcock police officer after he attempted to rob the officer’s apartment, according to police in Pasadena.
It happened on 3100 block of Spencer Highway shortly before 5 a.m.
According to Hitchcock Police Chief William Smith, the police officer, identified as Sgt. Louis Garcia, was apparently leaving his apartment in his truck when at some point the man charged at him with a gun in his hand and attempted to rob him. Read more here.
April 3, 2022
New Caney ISD officer injured in shooting involving catalytic converter theft suspects outside movie theater
A New Caney Independent School District officer working an extra job was injured trying to stop suspects believed to be trying to steal catalytic converters from vehicles outside a movie theater in North Harris County.
The officer was one of two from the school district who was working at the ShowBiz Cinemas on Canyon Lakes Trace in Humble. Read more here.
April 1, 2022
Suspect in custody after opening fire at Humble PD officers during traffic stop in N. Harris County, officials say
Authorities with Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot at Humble police officers before fleeing on foot Friday afternoon.
It happened at FM 1960 near Deerbrook Park Boulevard in north Harris County around 2 p.m.
Officials with Humble PD said officers conducted a traffic stop on the suspect on FM 1960 Bypass and Townsend Boulevard. That was when, police said, the driver got out and fired at the officers and they returned fire. Police said the suspect and officers were not injured but that an officer had a bullet go through his pants leg. Read more here.
March 31, 2022
3 suspects accused in deadly shooting of veteran deputy identified, charged with capital murder: HCSO
An off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy has died after he was shot while trying to stop suspects from stealing his catalytic converter during a trip to the grocery store, according to officials.
Authorities say the shooting happened in north Harris County in a grocery store parking lot on 2929 FM 1960 at Aldine Westfield.
According to officials, three suspects were outside attempting to steal the deputy’s catalytic converter when the incident began. Read more here.
March 9, 2022
A Clear Lake Shores police officer was injured during a standoff between an armed suspect who was barricaded in a home, according to the police department.
Clear Lake Shores Police Chief Tracy Keele said, just before 5 a.m., officers were dispatched to a home in the 900 block of Grove Road for a domestic disturbance call.
When police arrived to the scene, officials said the first responding officer, Eric Galvan, was met by gunfire from the man at the front door. When Galvin retreated for cover, he fell and broke his shoulder in the process.
Police were able to get one person out of the house, but a man who fired the gunshots remained barricaded inside. Read more here.
March 2, 2022
Houston police are investigating after a suspect was shot and killed by an officer at an apartment complex near the Galleria area.
The shooting happened around 6 p.m. in the 2600 block of Lazy Hollow near Westheimer Road.
Officers had a tip that a man wanted for an outstanding warrant of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon could possibly be in or near the apartment complex, so they went to conduct surveillance. Read more here.
March 1, 2022
Officer shoots 2 people sitting in stolen vehicle in Humble following altercation, investigators say
Two people were injured in an officer-involved shooting outside of a store in Humble, authorities said.
The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. at a Ross store located on FM 1960 near Bobcat Road.
According to police, an officer approached a stolen vehicle with two people in it and an altercation occurred. Shortly after, the officer shot the pair, investigators said. Read more here.
Feb. 27, 2022
A suspect was shot by police after he carjacked a 19-year-old driver and led officers on a pursuit in the northeast side of town, according to Houston police.
HPD Chief Troy Finner explained the department’s version of the chain of events during a news conference.
It all started shortly before 8 a.m. when the 19-year-old, who was driving a tan-colored Chevrolet Tahoe, left his vehicle running while he dropped off trash at a bin on the Southwest Freeway and Hillcroft Street, Finner said. Read more here.
Feb. 26, 2022
A man was shot and killed by Fort Bend County deputies after authorities say he was attempting to flee a car accident Saturday afternoon.
The incident happened off the Beasley Road exit on Highway 59 headed southbound around 4 p.m. Read more here.
Feb. 25, 2022
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting shots had been fired in the area of 19700 Turtle Dove Lane, Magnolia, Texas, around 8:45 p.m.
Deputies said they met with two men who told them they came there looking for a friend whom they have not heard from in several days. They told deputies another man who was inside the home started arguing with them and one of the two men fired shots into the ground and the other man retreated back into the home. When deputies arrived, they heard an active disturbance inside the residence. As deputies entered the home, the other male discharged a firearm at deputies at which time one deputy discharged his gun at the suspect.
No one was struck or injured by either shot. The deputies gave verbal commands to the man, and the man surrendered to the deputies without further incident. All three men were detained and are currently being questioned by detectives as investigators attempt to determine what actually happened and if any charges will be filed. As of the news release’s writing, this is an ongoing investigation by detectives and the Texas Rangers.
Feb. 23, 2022
A San Jacinto County Pct. 1 deputy constable was killed after a shooting at PlazAmericas Mall in southwest Houston Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities. Read more here.
Feb. 21, 2022
Houston police said an officer fired a gun at a suspect while serving a warrant in north Houston. Officers responded to the 12300 block of North Freeway near Greenspoint Mall at around 1 p.m. Read more here.
Feb. 16, 2022
Suspect dies at North Freeway motel while officials tried to arrest a murder suspect, authorities say
Pasadena police identified the suspect shot and killed Wednesday morning as 18-year-old Luis Alberto Rodriguez Jr.
It happened at the Express Inn located in the 16600 block of the North Freeway.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force were attempting to apprehend a murder suspect when the suspect retrieved a pistol and two members of the team fired, killing the suspect. Read more here.
Feb. 15, 2022
Man accused of shooting 2 deputies was a Navy veteran that suffered from mental health issues, family says
Two Harris County deputies were shot in the Katy area, law enforcement officials said.
The suspected shooter, who has been identified as Alan Huracha, 43, was fatally shot at the scene. According to the man’s family, he was a Navy veteran who suffered from mental health issues. Read more here.
Feb. 7, 2022
A robbery suspect is dead after gunfire was exchanged with Houston police officers in north Houston, according to HPD.
It happened in the 800 block of Oak West Drive near Meadow Drive at shortly before 11 a.m. Read more here.
Jan. 30, 2022
A suspect is in serious condition after being shot by Houston police officers during a chase in west Houston, authorities said.
The suspect, who has been identified as 40-year-old Arthur Lee McShan, has now been charged with felony evading arrest in a motor vehicle. Read more here.
Jan. 27, 2022
The man accused of shooting and injuring three Houston Police Department officers surrendered to authorities Thursday night after an hours-long standoff, officials said. Read more here.
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Jan. 27, 2022
On Jan. 27, 2022, at approximately 2:56 a.m., the Pearland Police Department received information of suspicious activity occurring in the 2100 block of Deerwood Court, located within the Stonebridge subdivision. Police said the caller said four men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and carrying backpacks, were parking their dark-colored SUV at the end of each cul-de-sac road within the subdivision, walking on foot throughout the entire cul-de-sac and then returning to the vehicle before proceeding to the next cul-de-sac and repeating that activity. Pearland officers were dispatched in response to this report. The department said it is aware of recent car burglaries in this area with a similar modus operandi.
Pearland Officers arrived in the area and located a vehicle matching the description in the 1900 block of Lost Lake Place. The vehicle was driving without its headlights on, police said. An officer activated his emergency lights to stop the vehicle and both officers began to exit giving verbal commands to the driver of the vehicle to stop. As one of the officers began to exit his vehicle and was between the driver’s side door and his patrol vehicle, the suspect SUV accelerated toward the officer, hitting the police officer’s car door and in turn, striking the officer. The officer immediately responded by firing his handgun into the SUV. The suspect vehicle then fled the area a short distance before the occupants exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
Two of the suspects -- a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old -- were later located walking on foot in the 3900 block of Broadway (FM 518), Pearland police said. The 16-year-old suspect was found to have been struck by a bullet in the left arm and was later treated and released at Texas Children’s Hospital. The 17-year-old was identified as the driver of the vehicle, taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault on a public servant and evading arrest by fleeing using a motor vehicle. Additional charges may be pending on the driver and other subjects involved in the incident.
The Pearland Police Department has obtained video footage which indicates there were a total of at least five people in the vehicle and the occupants were engaged in burglarizing motor vehicles. It has been confirmed at least 10 motor vehicles were burglarized at this time. A gun was recovered from the suspects and the Pearland Police Department is attempting to locate the owner of the gun. Further investigation has revealed this set of suspects may have also been involved in car burglaries in the Woodcreek Neighborhood. If your vehicle was found to have been burglarized, and/or you have any video footage of the burglaries, vehicle fleeing, or shooting incident, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 281-997-4211.
Jan. 23, 2022
The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office said early on Jan. 23 that one of its own was shot and killed during a traffic stop.
Cpl. Charles Galloway, a 12-year veteran with Precinct 5, was conducting a traffic stop in the 9100 block of Beechnut Street at around 12:45 a.m.
During the stop, a man got out of a white Toyota Avalon and immediately fired at Galloway multiple times, then drove off, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner.
Galloway died at the scene. Read more here.
Jan. 18, 2022
A man who was allegedly armed with a pistol was shot by deputies in Cypress.
Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a suicidal man who was armed at a retail center located at 18121 Tuckerton Road near Barker Cypress. Read more here.
Jan. 17, 2022
On Jan. 17, 2022, at approximately 6:10 p.m., deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division were conducting surveillance on a subject wanted for two felony warrants. The subject was also a suspect in the Jan. 15, 2022, murder of Robin Baucom, authorities said in a news release. Deputies observed the suspect walking on W. Lake Houston Parkway and attempted to arrest him. During the arrest, the suspect refused all commands given to him by deputies and reached into his waistband, according to HCSO. He was then shot by deputies. The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance and died.
The shooting is under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Jan. 6, 2022
On Jan. 5, SWAT was called to the 9200 block of Opelika Street around 7:45 p.m. to assist with serving Joshua Shawn MaGee with a felony aggravated assault family violence warrant. Officers said they used verbal commands to try to get MaGee to leave the home, but he refused.
After several verbal commands, police said they went inside the home and MaGee fired multiple shots.
According to investigators, one of the officers was struck in the left cheek area by shrapnel from the gunfire. Fearing for their lives, investigators said four SWAT officers discharged their weapons and left the residence.
MaGee then barricaded himself inside the house and a hostage negotiation team was called out to the scene.
Police said after nearly six hours, they were able to take MaGee into custody by deploying some chemical munition, along with less-lethal ammunition.
Throughout the standoff, police said the suspect shot at multiple officers, including one that was standing behind an armed vehicle.
According to officers, the suspect was posting to social media during the standoff, making threats against the officers.
The suspect is currently at the hospital. It’s not clear when MaGee was shot. Read more here.
Jan. 6, 2022
Chambers County Sheriff’s Office deputies and state troopers were involved in a high-speed pursuit that terminated at the Chambers/Jefferson County line due to multiple gunshots being exchanged between the suspect and sheriff’s deputies, according to information provided by law enforcement. All deputies and troopers are safe and unharmed and the suspect was transported to Riceland Hospital in Winnie with non-life threatening injuries, according to information provided at the time of the incident. More information here and here.
Jan. 5, 2022
A suspect has been injured after an officer fired his weapon, Jersey Village Police Chief confirmed.
Officers from Jersey village responded to a flock hit, which is a license plate reader for stolen vehicles/wanted vehicles, on Jones Road at 290 around 6:20 p.m.
Jersey Village Police Chief Kirk Riggs said officers located the vehicle at 7:34 p.m. at Jones and Steep Park and initiated a traffic stop. He said the suspects stopped their vehicle, but when officers got out, the driver accelerated, hitting the patrol vehicle.
Riggs said one of the officers fired his weapon, striking the suspect in his left shoulder. Read more here.
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