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 Monday morning, according to police in Pasadena.

PASADENA, Texas – A man was shot by an off-duty Hitchcock police officer after he attempted to rob the officer’s apartment Monday morning, 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.

Sgt. Garcia pulled out a gun and that’s when Smith said he fired at least once at the suspect.

The man was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition, according to Chief Smith. The sergeant appeared to be okay.

The Pasadena Police Department is currently leading the investigation, as it is still underway.


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