The 31-year-old suspect had returned to the girl’s house with a weapon after threatening to shoot up her residence on Christmas Eve, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A person accused of creating terroristic threats towards his ex-girlfriend was shot and killed by a sheriffs deputy Christmas Day on the sufferer’s house 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 mentioned the 31-year-old suspect had an open warrant out for his arrest and had got here to the ex-girlfriend’s house about 10:20 p.m. Christmas Eve. He was accused of threatening to shoot up the girl’s residence.
When officers arrived, the suspect had already left.
HCSO mentioned a sheriffs deputy who had responded to the girl’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 house a second time, the suspect was reportedly armed. HCSO mentioned the deputy advised the person to drop his weapon, and that is when the person is accused of firing a number of pictures on the officer.
Investigators mentioned the deputy fired again in response, hitting the suspect and killing him. HCSO did not specify what number of occasions the officer fired.
The deputy was not injured.
Officers mentioned the open warrant is linked to harassment and stalking allegations involving the identical girl. He additionally has a protracted historical past of home violence, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
The ex-girlfriend and suspect had damaged up at the very least six months in the past, deputies mentioned.
HCSO remains to be investigating the capturing, and the suspect’s title won’t be launched till his id is confirmed.
The officer concerned has been with the division for about two years and has been working within the area the previous six months, based on the sheriff’s workplace.