HPD: Two officers open fire on armed man

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HOUSTON – Police responded to a call of a suspicious man with a weapon on 1100 block of West Alabama and Yoakum in Montrose.

Authorities say there had been a report of white male waving a gun so officers  R. Naughton and J. Baldwin arrived on scene at around 3:30pm and saw suspect in his late 20s near a fence. Officers tried talking to suspect but he was ignoring the officers commands and they noticed the man had a weapon in his waistband. Officers fired on the suspect when he reached for his weapon. Both officers fired several shots and the man was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. Officials say the man is in critical but stable condition.

The weapon turned out to be a pellet gun but looked like a real firearm. A pellet gun is not a toy gun though and looks similar to Baretta 92 semi-automatic.

HPD Homicide, Forensics and Internal Affairs were on the scene.  Both officers had body cameras on them but not sure when footage started rolling. HPD hopes to have more information regarding the body camera footage sometime on Monday.

No officers were injured in the shooting. As is routine following any officer-involved shooting, the officers will be investigated by internal affairs, along with Harris County.

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