Man carrying Uzi-style gun shot, killed by Harris County deputies

An officer-involved shooting in the 9800 block of Fleming Springs Drive is under investigation.

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According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Harris County deputies responded to a call related to the recovery of a stolen vehicle around 10 am.

Officers say a suspect fled from a home on Fleming Springs Drive. 

At some point, deputies encountered the man who fled the home in possession of a Uzi-type weapon. Two deputies shot the man, killing him. 

"The suspect produced a firearm, a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine. The suspect did not follow commands at that point either and two deputies discharged their firearms, striking the suspect," said Assistant Chief Tommy Diaz of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

Residents who were returning home found their street blocked off from the incident. 


"We come back to just see a bunch of cops and the neighborhood just on lockdown, and it’s kind of scary," said Nicolas Borja, a resident. "It’s very scary because, like I’ve said, we’ve lived here a long time, and we never expect anything like this to happen in our neighborhood." 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was described as a Hispanic male in his late teens. 

One deputy was transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons, but none were injured in the shooting.