Houston Police Shoot Man Who Fired At Them Near Elementary School

Kelli Wiese
September 16, 2019 - 2:50 pm
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It happened this morning near Valley West Elementary school.

Investigators say someone flagged down two officers and said a man had a gun at a carwash.

The officers found the man and ordered that the man to drop his gun. He didn't and fired back.

The officers returned fire and the man died.

Houston police chief Art Acevedo says, "Both officers displayed some tremendous courage chasing this armed suspect."

Acevedo says they are looking at the body camera videos. He says the officers will be placed on desk duty during the investigation.