HOUSTON – A suspect is dead after being shot by officers during a bizarre scene in southwest Houston Wednesday afternoon.
Houston police responded to reports of a man who was covered in blood screaming and beating on doors in the 6700 block of Langdon Lane around 11:26 a.m.
According to police, the man showed up at one homeowner’s door screaming someone was chasing him. When he couldn’t get inside the first home, police said he went to the home next door and somehow made his way inside.
Police said a woman and her husband were inside the home when the suspect entered, took knives from the kitchen, and then started an altercation with the husband.
Shortly after, police said another neighbor, armed with a pistol, entered the home and attempted to help the couple.
When officers arrived, they said they found the homeowners and the neighbor in the bedroom struggling with the suspect. The homeowners then told police the suspect had taken control of the neighbor’s pistol.
Officers said they gave the suspect several verbal commands to drop the weapon, but instead, he pointed the pistol toward them.
Fearing for their safety, the officers said they fired their weapons, shooting the suspect multiple times.
The suspect, a 29-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The neighbor was taken to the hospital with several injuries on his face and body but was later released.
Lieutenant A. Conejo, Sergeants A. Rossow and K. Johnson and Officers R. Segura and R. Lopez, who discharged their duty weapons, were not injured in the incident.
The officers were placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation.