POLICE Department

Officer Involved Shootings


DISCLAIMER

The information provided on this website is for general informational purposes. While we strive to keep the information up to date, neither the city of Houston nor the Houston Police Department guarantee (either express or implied) the completeness or timeliness of the information provided. The city of Houston and the Houston Police Department shall have no liability for any error or omission, or for the use of, or the results obtained from the use of the information.

PURPOSE:

The Houston Police Department (HPD) created and maintains this site in the interest of transparency and to inform the general public of matters related to Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) scenes and some of the data and circumstances associated with those scenes.  Recognizing the sensitivity of any shooting incident, this site aims to provide basic information only. 
 

SCOPE:

This site depicts only those OIS scenes where a HPD officer discharged his or her weapon in the performance of his or her duties.  It does NOT reflect accidental discharges where no injury occurred or the intentional shooting of vicious animals.

 

PROCESS:

All OIS scenes occurring within the jurisdictional limits of HPD are independently investigated by multiple divisions and agencies.  The following list represents the typical entities that will respond directly to the scene and perform duties assoiated with the investigation.

1. HPD Homicide Division

2. Houston Forensic Science Center Crime Scene Units

3. HPD Internal Affairs Division

4. Harris County District Attorney's Office - Civil Rights Attorney

5. Harris County District Attorney's Office - Investigators

6. Legal Counsel for the officer involved

7. Media Relations Unit

8. Medical Examiner’s Office

9. Officer Safety Unit




TABLES AND GRAPHS

Total Shootings Chart



Houston Police Department Shootings 2005-2016
 2005200620072008200920102011201220132014 2015 2016 Total
Total HPD shooting incidents 39 35 27 27 49 34 30 41 37 34 32 21 406
Suspects involved in HPD shootings
Suspects killed 11 8 9 10 15 8 7 11 9 11 12 5 116
Suspects wounded 10 15 10 10 14 19 13 15 16 18 17 12 169
Suspects not injured or injury status unknown 22 13 8 8 24 9 14 20 38 22 18 12 208
Total suspects involved in HPD shooting 43 36 27 28 53 36 34 46 63 51 47 23 493



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* The address is deemed confidential pursuant to sections 552.117 and 552.1175 of the Government Code.

 

INDIVIDUAL SHOOTING SUMMARIES

 

HOMICIDE DIVISION
2016 HPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENTS
Incident  Suspect    Officer   
DATE INC NO. LOCATION SEX RACE AGE INJURY WEAPON SEX RACE AGE INJURY ON DUTY RESPONSE TYPE NUM OF OFFICERS WARRANT/ SPECIAL THREAT
8/4/2016 99760816 6300 Airline Dr. M H 34 Wounded Firearm M H 27 None Y   2 or More  
7/24/2016 94862816 1100 W ALABAMA M W 27 Wounded Realistic BB gun M W 32 None Y 1  
M W 30 None Y 1  
7/9/2016 88163616 6700 Cullen Blvd M B 38 Killed Firearm M H 43 None Y   2 or More  
M H 39 None Y   2 or More  
7/9/2016 88431916 12816 Kingsbridge M W 49 None Firearm M W 49 None Y   1  
6/7/2016 72782816 3409 Cavalcade M B 47 Wounded None M B 53 None N   2 or More  
5/29/2016 72408916 13210 Memorial Dr. M H 25 Killed Firearm M W 53 None Y   1  
5/27/2016 67632516 3600 Gano St. M U UNK None Vehicle M H 47 None Y   2 or More  
M W 34 None Y   2 or More  
5/24/2016 66462816 6700 Joyner M W 30 Wounded Vehicle M H 56 Wounded Y 1
4/28/2016 54184916 9600 N. Wayside M B 42 Wounded Unknown M W 32 None Y 2 or More
5/20/2016 64416616 5098 Bingle M H 22 Wounded Firearm M H 40 None Y 2 or More
4/17/2016 48805716 6027 Ledbetter M B 29 Wounded Firearm M H 34 None Y 2 or More
4/14/2016 47566916 19732 Tomball Pkwy Outbound M B UNK Unknown Firearm M H 51 None N 1
M B 37 Unknown Firearm
3/20/2016 35690916 200 S. 70th M H 28 Wounded Firearm M H 47 None Y 1  
M H 48 None Y 1
3/17/2016 34516216 11300 North Fwy M B 32 None Firearm M W 30 None Y 2 or More  
M B 25 Wounded None M W 30 None Y 2 or More  
M B 23 Wounded Firearm M W 31 None Y 2 or More  
M B 29 Killed None M W 47 None Y 1  
M B 30 Killed Firearm M W 26 None Y 2 or More  
M B 32 None Firearm M W 34 None Y 1  
3/12/2016 32189216 3400 Eastex Fwy SR OB M B 37 Killed None M B 28 None Y   1  
3/8/2016 30130016 7110 Mykawa Rd. M B 20 None Firearm M W 48 None Y 1  
M H 38 None Y 1  
2/13/2016 19345016 5420 N. Hwy 6 Juvenile Juvenile Juvenile Wounded Firearm M H 50 None Y   1  
M B 20 None Firearm    
2/5/2016 15817516 7129 Lawndale Juvenile Juvenile Juvenile None None M W 47 None N 1
Juvenile Juvenile Juvenile Wounded Firearm
1/26/2016 11017416 935 WOOLWORTH F W 40 None Firearm M W 35 None Y   2 or More  
M B 27 None Y   2 or More  
1/19/2016 7896816 6011 Van Zandt M B 27 None Firearm M W 33 Wounded Y   1  
Juvenile Juvenile Juvenile None None

 

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS ARCHIVES
2015 HPD OIS | 2014 HPD OIS | 2013 HPD OIS2012 HPD OIS2011 HPD OIS2010 HPD OIS2009 HPD OIS
2008 HPD OIS | 2007 HPD OIS | 2006 HPD OIS | 2005 HPD OIS


2016 HPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
Suspects Killed and Wounded
 FemaleMale
 
Hispanic
White
Black
Asian
Hispanic
White
Black
Asian
Under 20
00001010
20-29
0000 3140
30-39
0000 1130
40 and Over
000000 20
 

HPD Officer Involved Shooting Report

Students from Northwestern University’s, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences Program, in Evanston, Illinois completed an analysis of officer involved shootings involving Houston police officers in June of 2014.  The primary goal of the study was to mine data and identify significant pre-scene and on-scene factors that substantially affected the likelihood of Officer-Involved Shooting incidents. The secondary goal of this study was to identify factors that meaningfully impacted the significant on-scene factors, in particular ones related to officer’s behavior prior to gun use, that were highly correlated with likelihood of an Officer-Involved Shooting. The study’s third goal was to focus on investigating specific relationships among selected pre-scene and on-scene factors, as well as between these factors and likelihood of Officer-Involved Shooting incidents. The findings of this effort are included within the report.

HPD Officer Involved Shooting Report (PDF)
 

PEACE OFFICER INVOLVED INJURIES OR DEATH REPORTS 2016
INC 94862816 INC 88163616 INC 72782816 INC 72408916 INC 66462816 INC 64416616 INC 54184916 INC 48805716 INC 35690916 INC 34516216 INC 32189216 INC 19345016 INC 023505616 INC 15817516 INC 7896816 


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