1 hospitalized after SW Houston officer-involved shooting

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HOUSTON, TX – An officer-involved shooting in southwest Houston sent a man to the hospital Wednesday night.

Two off-duty Houston Police officers were working an extra job when they saw a suspicious group of men near the La Estancia Apartments. One of the men separated from the group, pulled out a gun and looked like he was going to use it. That’s when the officers jumped into action and told the suspect to drop the gun. He allegedly ignored the command and instead pointed the weapon at one of the officers. As a result, the officer fired several times.

The suspect was taken to Memorial Hermann. There’s no word on his condition or the charges he could face once he’s released.