Pasadena officer shoots at man who pulled two BB guns on him, police say

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor, Leigh Frillici - Reporter

PASADENA, Texas - Pasadena police released dashcam and bodycam video after an officer shot at a man Monday who pulled two realistic-looking BB guns on the officer, authorities said.

The incident began about 4 a.m. in the Summer Meadows neighborhood near the corner of Keith Avenue and Pansy Street.

"I usually wake up at 4 (o'clock) and saw the cops just running everywhere," said Veronica Rodriguez, whose child attends nearby Turner Elementary School.

Police said they received a call about a suspicious person at the door of a home in the small gated community. The person rang the video doorbell at the home, police said.

"When she went to see who was at the door, she did not open it,” said Pasadena Police Assistant Chief Josh Bruegger. “He told her it was a stranger. She did not open the door and then she called the police." 

VIDEO: Bodycam of Pasadena officer-involved shooting

With that doorbell video, police began their search for the man -- even checking passing cars.

"My daughter went out to work, and they stopped her and a lot of other people and checked her trunk, and she was fine,” said Betty Anderson, who lives in the small community.

The man, identified as Angel Ramirez, was then spotted along Crenshaw Road, police said. An officer jumped out of his car and ordered the man to stop, police said.

“The suspect jumped the wrought iron fence,” Bruegger said. “When he jumped the fence, he was on the other side, he pulled two guns one in each hand and the officer then discharged his weapon four times at the suspect."

Police said the man ran away, but was eventually arrested at a nearby convenience store, where they found a third discarded BB gun.

VIDEO: Dashcam of Pasadena officer-involved shooting

All of this has happened near several schools -- Turner Elementary, Bondi Intermediate and Pasadena Memorial High -- which all went into lockdown.

The Pasadena Independent School District asked parents to drop off their children at a nearby stadium.

No one was injured in the shooting.

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