|Houston police have released surveillance video and photos of a suspect wanted for shooting a man and firing shots at an HPD officer at 5015 Westheimer Road about 7:50 p.m. on Friday (July 16).
HPD is also asking for help identifying a female person of interest who is seen in surveillance videos with the suspect. She is not a suspect in this case, but investigators would like to question her about any knowledge she may have of the suspect or the incident.
The suspect is described only as a black male, 18 to 30 years of age, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a slim build. He has short hair in a unique style and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black sweat pants.
The person of interest seen with the suspect is described only as a black female, 18 to 30 years of age, between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a slim build and weighing between 100 and 120 pounds.
Video of the suspect is on the HPD YouTube channel at: https://youtu.be/1qhW_IfpeaA
Photos of the suspect and the female person of interest are attached to this news release.
The victim, 24, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
Officer T. Burrell, who discharged his duty weapon at the suspect, was not injured. He was sworn in as an HPD officer in April 2016 and is assigned to the South Gessner Patrol Division.
HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant G. Rodgers and Detectives S. Mohajer, M. Resnick, J. Brown and I. Ulloa reported:
Officer Burrell was working an approved extra job at the mall at the above address. While making routine checks of the orange parking garage, he heard several shots being fired. As he responded to the gunfire, Officer Burrell was confronted by an unknown black male armed with a handgun and attempting to flee the area. The suspect raised his gun and fired at Officer Burrell. The officer, fearing for his life, returned fire, missing the suspect who fled the scene and remains at large.
Once the scene was secured, it was discovered the suspect had shot another man, who was transported to an area hospital for treatment. What led to the man being shot remains under investigation.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the HPD Internal Affairs Division.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or the female person of interest is urged to contact the HPD Special Investigations Unit at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Suspect Surveillance Photos
Suspect & Person of Interest Surveillance Photos