Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Houston police officers narrowly avoid being hit by gunfire, arrest two

By Margaret Kadifa

Houston Chrinicle
July 10, 2017

Two people are behind bars after shots were fired early Monday at an unmarked Houston police car in the Greater Third Ward.

In mid-morning, a SWAT team descended on a home in the 2100 block of Sampson, off the Gulf Freeway, from which at least one person is believed to have fired at the unmarked car.

No one was inside the home, but a member of the SWAT team spotted bullet casings on the porch of the house. HPD officers will continue to gather evidence throughout the morning, the member said.

The gunfire started about 3 a.m., said Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.

At least one officer inside of the unmarked car, which belonged to the Houston Police Department's newly formed Criminal Apprehension Team, was conducting surveillance in the neighborhood, when the gunfire began, Acevedo said.

Police did not release how many officers were in the unmarked car, but gunfire narrowly missed at least one officer. A bullet hit the driver's seat, inches from where the officer who was driving sat.

The entire left side of the car was riddled with bullet holes, Acevedo said.

At least two people who were inside the house then tried to flee south on the Gulf Freeway. Several other patrol units joined the chase. Shortly after, officers arrested both people, Acevedo said.

None of the officers involved in the arrest -- including the officers in the undercover car -- returned fire, which Acevedo called "an illustration of the professionalism of our men and women."

"This morning, you saw the courage of the men and women of the Houston Police Department," he said.

Police did not release the suspects' names immediately.

Police also did not immediately release a motive for the suspects'.

Acevedo created the Criminal Apprehension Team last spring in an effort to curtail crime in the city. The investigative unit works undercover in high crime areas throughout Houston, said department spokesman Victor Senties.

EDITOR’S NOTE: While Acevedo calls the failure to return gunfire “an illustration of the professionalism of our men and women,” I call them politically correct pussyfied cops.

In my day, from New York to California and from Minnesota to Texas, anyone white or black who killed or attempted to kill a police officer was dead meat and that is what it should still be!


Anonymous said...

Now let me get this straight. Not one officer returned fire? Seems odd to me. If you want to suppress incoming fire it's best to return fire.

bob walsh said...

I am guessing that the car was not as low profile as had been hoped.