Police chase ends with officer-involved shooting in southeast Houston
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer says he had no choice but to pull his gun when a man pulled his during an overnight chase in southeast Houston.
This happened around 12:30am in a neighborhood off Hadley and Nagle. Two officers initially spotted two men standing in the street. When the officers approached the men, they took off running.
The officers then split up, chasing after the suspects who ran in different directions. It was when one of the officers got close enough to one of those suspects that the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the officer.
According to police, the officer was in fear for his life, pulled his weapon and fired multiple shots at the suspect.
"The suspect produced a pistol and raised it up and actually pointed it at the officer underneath his arm," said Kese Smith with the Houston Police Department. "So he still has his back to the officer, but pointing the pistol at Officer Roseman."
Hardy G. Moore, 24, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital with non life-threatening wounds. He faces a charge of aggravated assault against a public servant.
The other suspect, Damarcus W. Gibson, 20, was taken into custody with the assistance of an HPD K-9 unit. He faces a charge of evading arrest.
Officer J. Rosemon, who shot Moore, was not injured. He was sworn in as an officer in November 2010 and is assigned to the Gang Division.
As is standard procedure in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
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