Hollister Street shooting: 11-year veteran of HPD shot in upper thigh, suspect detained

A suspect is in custody following an officer-involved shooting in northwest Houston on Monday night. 

Officials said the shooting occurred in the 6000 block of Hollister Street around 8 p.m.

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Officials said they were called out to a disturbance call of a man assaulting an elderly couple, and that they were disabled. 

When officers arrived, they were flagged down by family members who said the suspect was around the corner of a building and was assaulting other people. 

As officers approached the suspect, someone said the suspect had a gun. 

Officials stated that voice commands were given by the officers to put down the gun. 

However, the suspect began firing multiple rounds, according to officers. 


The suspect, who has been identified as a 39-year-old Hispanic male, later surrendered and was detained. 

Officials said the officer who was shot, a 11-year veteran with the department, was struck in the upper thigh.

Houston police said they determined that the officers did not fire back at the suspect following the initial shooting. 

Authorities said the other officer, a PPO officer, who had only been with the department for a short time, was not injured and was said to be shaken up. 

Officials added that there was body worn camera video of the incident, and it will be released within 30 days, according to policy.

Both officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave. 

The name of the officer has not yet been released as some family members have not yet been notified, according to authorities.