Officer Involved Shootings
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.
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.
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
|Total HPD shooting incidents||39||35||27||27||49||34||30||41||37||34||32||26||1||412|
|Suspects involved in HPD shootings|
|Suspects not injured or injury status unknown||22||13||8||8||24||9||14||20||38||22||18||16||1||213|
|Total suspects involved in HPD shooting||43||36||27||28||53||36||34||46||63||51||47||37||1||507|
* The address is deemed confidential pursuant to sections 552.117 and 552.1175 of the Government Code.
2017 HPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING INCIDENTS
|DATE||INC NO.||LOCATION||SEX||RACE||AGE||INJURY||WEAPON||SEX||RACE||AGE||INJURY||ON DUTY||RESPONSE TYPE||NUM OF OFFICERS||WARRANT/ SPECIAL THREAT||1/22/2017||9641917||15950 SW FWY||M||H||UNK||Unknown||Firearm||M||B||47||None||N||1|
|OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS ARCHIVES|
|2016 HPD OIS | 2015 HPD OIS | 2014 HPD OIS | 2013 HPD OIS | 2012 HPD OIS | 2011 HPD OIS | 2010 HPD OIS
| 2009 HPD OIS | 2008 HPD OIS | 2007 HPD OIS | 2006 HPD OIS | 2005 HPD OIS
|2017 HPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS|
|Suspects Killed and Wounded|
40 and Over
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 2017|