Officer shot suspect who was shooting into Conroe home, police say

The Conroe Police Department says an officer fatally shot a suspect who was shooting into a home on Monday evening.

The man, who died at the hospital, was identified by police as Larry Marquail Mixon III, 18, of Stafford.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of E Phillips Street. Police say there is no known relationship between Mixon and the residents.

When he arrived at the home, Mixon reportedly engaged in an incoherent verbal altercation with the residents, pointed a handgun at them, and then left the location for a few minutes, according to police.


As officers were responding to the scene, police say Mixon returned to the home.

According to Conroe PD, the first officer got to the scene and saw Mixon standing next to his vehicle and firing shots into the home.

The police department says the officer shot at Mixon in protection of the people believed to be in the home. He was taken to the hospital and succumbed to his injuries.

Just prior to the incident at the house, police say Mixon had also reportedly been involved two disturbances at local businesses.

The officer involved in the shooting is a six-year veteran of the Conroe Police Department.

"Chief Christy and the City of Conroe offer their condolences to the family of Mr. Mixon," the Conroe Police Department said in a news release.

An autopsy is pending, and the investigation is ongoing.