Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting Incident at 545 Seminar Drive

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting Incident at 545 Seminar Drive


Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an incident in which a Houston Police officer discharged his duty weapon at 545 Seminar Drive about 3:50 p.m. on Monday (December 4).

The suspect, Albert Verin Holmer, 23, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a weapon in the 179th State District Court.  A booking photo of Holmer is attached to this news release.

HPD Officer A. Lopez, who discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in the incident.  Officer Lopez was sworn in as an officer in March 2017 and is assigned to the North Belt Patrol Division.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant E. Wohlgemuth and Detectives D. Escobar, C. Walker and N. Barnes reported:

HPD North Belt Patrol Division Tactical Unit officers were in the area near the above address searching for Holmer, who had an active felony warrant for aggravated robbery.  While searching for the suspect, his vehicle was spotted and a marked HPD patrol vehicle attempted to conduct a traffic stop.  Holmer then parked his vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex at the above address, exited the vehicle and walked away.

HPD officers exited their vehicles and, as they attempted to arrest, Holmer, he evaded on foot. Officers pursued Holmer on foot and gave repeated verbal commands to stop.  At that time, Officer Lopez saw Holmer pull a pistol out of his jacket pocket and turn toward them.  Fearing for his and his fellow officers’ safety, Officer Lopez discharged his weapon at Holmer, who was struck in the arm.  Officers immediately provided medical assistance until Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived.  Paramedics transported Holmer to an area hospital where he was treated and released.  He was then booked into the Harris County Jail.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the Houston city limits, this case will be investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

Albert Verin Holmer