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 2010-2021
 20102011201220132014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Total HPD shooting incidents 34 30 41 37 34 32 26 15 18 21 26 11 325
Suspects involved in HPD shootings
Suspects killed 8 7 11 9 11 12 7 5 7 8 9 4 98
Suspects wounded 19 13 15 16 18 17 14 11 4 10 11 5 153
Suspects not injured or injury status unknown 9 14 20 38 22 18 16 7 9 5 7 2 172
Total suspects involved in HPD shooting 36 34 46 63 51 47 37 23 20 23 27 11 423



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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
2020 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  
04/27/2021 55544021 9000 HARWIN DR M W 19 Wounded Firearm                   M A 33 None Y Traffic Stop 1  
3/12/2021 32959821 7300 SANDLE ST M B 29 Wounded Firearm                   M W 40 None Y Emergency Call 1  
M W 29 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
M H 28 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
03/06/2021 30464521 26200 SOUTHERN GLEN LN U M H 54 None N Other 1  
03/03/2021 29040821 7900 SOUTHWEST FWY IB M B 33 Killed Firearm                   M H 39 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
M B 1 Wounded None                                     
02/17/2021 22377421 7400 AIRLINE DR M H 30 Killed Firearm                   M H 33 None Y Traffic Stop 2 or More  
M W 28 None Y Traffic Stop 2 or More  
02/11/2021 19817821 0 GOODSON DR #369 M H 20 Killed Firearm                   M W 26 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
M W 36 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
02/05/2021 16992721 5900 WESTHEIMER RD U U U U U M B 28 None N Other 1  
01/31/2021 14351721 7500 EAST FWY IB M B 26 None Firearm                   M B 32 Wounded Y Traffic Stop 2 or More  
01/11/2021 4618121 7800 S SAM HOUSTON PKWY E M H 28 Wounded Firearm                   F H 34 None Y Emergency Call 2 or More  
01/05/2021 1947821 16500 NORTH FWY OB M H U Killed Firearm                   M W 31 None Y Warrant 1  
                               

 

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS ARCHIVES
2019 HPD OIS | 2019 HPD OIS | 2018 HPD OIS | 2017 HPD OIS |  2016 HPD OIS | 2015 HPD OIS | 2014 HPD OIS | 2013 HPD OIS2012 HPD OIS2011 HPD OIS2010 HPD OIS
2009 HPD OIS2008 HPD OIS | 2007 HPD OIS | 2006 HPD OIS | 2005 HPD OIS


2021 HPD OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS
Suspects Killed and Wounded
 FemaleMale
 
Hispanic
White
Black
Asian
Hispanic
White
Black
Asian
Under 20
0000 11 30
20-29
0000 20 30
30-39
0000 10 20
40 and Over
0000 00 00
 

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 2020
 


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