OIS INC #24606122

Houston Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to an Assist the Officer at PlazAmericas Mall. Upon arrival officers met crowds of people exiting the mall stating that, a black male wearing a blue shirt had gotten into a physical altercation with an officer inside of the Casanova clothing store, and the male suspect took the officers weapon, shooting and killing the Officer. Arriving patrol officer entered the mall and located the suspect coming from the second floor of the mall wielding a knife. Officers utilized voice commands from behind cover but, the suspect refused to comply with orders. The suspect began charging at the officers. Officers discharged their firearms striking the suspect. The suspect fell, got up and attempted to flee. Officers utilized a less lethal weapon (Taser) causing the suspect to fall to the ground. The suspect continued to resist and officers had to utilize forced handcuffing to get the suspect under arrest. Officers located Deputy deceased with multiple gunshot wounds in the Casanova clothing store. The suspect was transported to Ben Taub Hospital where he later died from his injuries.