The 31-year-old suspect had returned to the lady’s residence with a weapon after threatening to shoot up her residence on Christmas Eve, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A person accused of constructing terroristic threats in opposition to his ex-girlfriend was shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy Christmas Day on the sufferer’s residence in northeast Harris County, according to the sheriff’s office.
It occurred about 4:30 a.m. on the Costa Rialto Flats within the 5000 block of Aldine Bender, simply west of the Southeast Freeway.
Investigators stated the 31-year-old suspect had an open warrant out for his arrest and had got here to the ex-girlfriend’s residence about 10:20 p.m. Christmas Eve. He was accused of threatening to shoot up the lady’s residence.
When officers arrived, the suspect had already left.
HCSO stated a sheriffs deputy who had responded to the lady’s name on Christmas Eve realized the person had returned, and the officer went to the scene hoping to arrest the suspect.
When the officer arrived on the residence a second time, the suspect was reportedly armed. HCSO stated the deputy instructed the person to drop his weapon, and that is when the person is accused of firing a number of pictures on the officer.
Investigators stated the deputy fired again in response, hitting the suspect and killing him. HCSO did not specify what number of instances the officer fired.
The deputy was not injured.
Officers stated the open warrant is linked to harassment and stalking allegations involving the identical girl. He additionally has an extended historical past of home violence, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
The ex-girlfriend and suspect had damaged up at the very least six months in the past, deputies stated.
HCSO continues to be investigating the taking pictures, and the suspect’s title won’t be launched till his identification is confirmed.
The officer concerned has been with the division for about two years and has been working within the subject the previous six months, in accordance with the sheriff’s workplace.