The Houston Police Department (HPD) said that a suspect was injured by police gunfire on Wednesday night in northeast Houston while being pursued on foot. A 17-year-old suspect was shot and killed by Houston police. who, according to HPD, during a chase on Bennington Street allegedly pointed a rifle at police officers.
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The Houston Police Department stated that it started examining into the police shooting at 8:50 p.m. Near Homestead Road in the Trinity/Houston Gardens neighbourhood, at 6700 Bennington Street.
Officers were going to an apartment complex at around 7 o’clock, according to HPD Chief Troy Finner. where a number of males had announced a meeting on social media.
According to Finner, when police officers arrived at the location at around 9 p.m. They discovered that the gang was armed.
When one of the suspects allegedly brandished a rifle at an HPD officer. Finner claimed the men fled and started a chase.
The policeman shot the armed man many times, killing him. who, according to Finner, was believed to be 17 or 18 years old.
Finner creates a balance between the tragedy of the deaths and the gravity of the situation.
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“We are aware of the numerous issues this housing complex has faced. It doesn’t imply that everyone here is unreliable. To clean things up and assist them, we must all work together, according to Finner.
The assault rifle was one of five guns that the police found at the site.
As per departmental procedure, the officer who fired his firearm has been placed on administrative leave. The medical examiner’s office is still investigating the identification of the suspect.
Please do me a favour if anyone comes into contact with police officers. Let’s everyone go home safely and put down the weapons, Finner pleaded.