Suspect Tries to Shoot Officer's Dog; HPD Officer Shoots Him Dead

Categories: Crime

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HPD is very protective of its canine officers.
Senior Police Officer E. Newman, a K-9 officer, was called to a "discharge of firearms" scene early Monday evening at 5725 Fondren and located a fleeing suspect who'd already fired shots at other Houston Police Department Officers. Officer M. Alanis had fired at the suspect in return, but missed.

According to a police report filed in the case, Newman's dog found the man -- who'd fled on foot -- in a nearby strip shopping center.

The suspect "first attempted to shoot the dog. However, upon seeing Officer Newman, the suspect then pointed his gun at him. Officer Newman, fearing for his life, then discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect," according to the police report filed by HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Rodriguez and Officer M. Burrow.

Paramedics responding to the scene pronounced the man dead. Investigators recovered his weapon. Authorities are still trying to verify his identity. No one else was hurt in the exchange of gunfire.


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18 comments
conatonc
conatonc

That's a pretty misleading headline that seems intended to provoke reader outrage from those who don't read the actual article.

dgws6894
dgws6894

You try to shoot my dog and I'll shoot you. 

Jared Meadors
Jared Meadors

since when is an animal's life valued higher than a human's? if that were the case, we'd all be vegetarians... right?

Colby Jack
Colby Jack

Can't argue with this story. This jerk had it coming

claymonster
claymonster

I agree with the officer's actions, but your headline makes it sound like a "Hey, you tried to shoot my dog, so DIE" moment. The officer fired when the suspect took aim at him, not the dog.

Erin N Michael Copeland
Erin N Michael Copeland

So long as private citizens enjoy the same rights, fantastic. Our pets deserve to be protected.

Vanessa J Zuniga
Vanessa J Zuniga

Anyone who would shoot a dog has it in them to shoot a human being. Another dirtbag off the streets. Thank you, E. Newman.

Jeff Rhino Neumann
Jeff Rhino Neumann

I back the officer proctecing his dog. Now if we can just keep the officers from killing OUR dogs...

Lisa Curry Freeman
Lisa Curry Freeman

Do not mess with my dogs. They are loving animals that want to please their master. I back the officer.

Edee Edith
Edee Edith

Cause this is Texas! #dontmesswithtexas

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

Great shooting officer, and good boy K9 officer!!!

wcvemail
wcvemail

@claymonster You want accuracy in non-exploitative headlines? You're new around here, huh.

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