July 09, 2016
Agencies: Houston Police Department Texas
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 5 years ago
Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the two officers were on routine patrol just before 1 a.m. when they spotted the man, holding a gun.
Silva said when police approached him, the man was pointing the gun straight up in the air. She said they ordered him to drop it. She said a bystander did, too.
"Who is speaking with the suspect, telling him, 'Put the weapon down. Put the weapon down,'" Silva said.
Instead, officers said, the man pointed his gun at them.
"Both officers discharged their duty weapons,” Silva said. “Immediately, we called for aid…however, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene." Someone called a woman to the scene who was seen sobbing. She said she was the man's wife.