Houston Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Houston Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

Houston, TX – Houston police are investigating an incident in which two officers discharged their firearms at a 19-year-old male on Wednesday afternoon (June 5). The shooting occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. at 2630 Tanglewilde Street. The male was struck once and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officers involved, J. Simon and S. Salameh, were not injured. They are assigned to the Midwest Patrol Division and have been with the department since August 2020 and May 2021, respectively.

Officers responded to a burglary call at an apartment complex. The resident had alerted police after receiving a security camera notification showing three suspects breaking into the apartment. Upon arrival, officers saw a male matching the suspects’ description. When instructed to stop, the male pointed a weapon at the officers, who then fired, hitting him in the leg.

It was later determined that the male was a family member of the apartment resident. The investigation is ongoing to determine if the male fired a shot during the incident.

The case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.