OIS INC #134174520

Houston Police Department officers were dispatched to a shooting in progress at a trailer home park. Upon arrival, officers were informed that a suspect was armed with a rifle and was attempting to kill his pregnant girlfriend. Officers arrived minutes later to see the suspect pointing a rifle at a male. At this point officers confronted the suspect and ordered him numerous times to drop the gun. The suspect ignored these commands and pointed his assault type rifle at the responding officers. Fearing for his life and the life of his fellow officers, Officer D. Passarella discharged his duty rifle multiple times striking the suspect. Officers approached and rendered first aid to the suspect until he was transported to Ben Taub Hospital by the Houston Fire Department where he succumbed to his gunshot wounds. Detectives later learned that prior to the police arrival, the suspect did in fact go to his girlfriend’s home, where he was attempting to break into the house. The suspect fired numerous rounds into the home striking her and her three year old son. The suspect’s girlfriend was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds, and her son was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital where he succumbed to a single gunshot wound to his head.