Houston Police officers responded to an assault in progress with a weapon. The responding officers met with the homeowner. As officers were checking the perimeter of the residence, they encountered a male in the backyard holding a semiautomatic weapon to his own neck. The suspect moved into a shed located in the backyard and refused to comply with multiple commands by officers to drop his weapon. The suspect made statements about killing himself and requested his girlfriend be allowed to come to the backyard. The suspect then lowered the weapon from his neck, pointing it in the direction of the officers. Several officers fired their weapons, striking the suspect multiple times. First aid was immediately administered and the suspect was taken by life-flight to Hermann Memorial in critical but stable condition.