Houston shooting: Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting on Shadowdale Drive

HOUSTON - An investigation is now underway after an officer-involved shooting on Monday that ended with a suspect dead.

Authorities said the shooting occurred in the 4900 block of Shadowdale Drive, around 4:20 p.m.

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Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner said it all started around 11:25 a.m. when a call for service was made for exposure at the same home where the shooting occurred.

Finner said officers from the Major Offenders Division were conducting surveillance on the house.

At the same time, officers from the Northwest Division responded to the exposure call and were informed about the surveillance by the Major Offenders Division and later backed off.

Then around 4:20 p.m. officers executed a felony warrant stemming from a March 22 aggravated assault with a deadly weapon at a business nearby. Finner said the suspect pulled a gun on the manager at the business on that date, threatened to shoot him, and burn the business down.

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Finner said during Monday's warrant execution, officers surrounded the house, announced their presence and the suspect didn't come out of the house. That's when officers breached the back door, entered the house, and found the suspect in the bedroom.

Authorities gave commands for the suspect to come out of the bedroom, and he initially complied. However, Finner said, the suspect went back into the bedroom, grabbed a gun, pointed the gun at officers, and two officers fired on the suspect.

The suspect, a 44-year-old white male, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

HPD reports Senior Police Officer J. Compean and Officer J. Walsh, who were assigned to the Major Offenders Division Fugitive Apprehension team for 15 years and nine years, respectively, were not injured in the incident.

Per policy, Finner said the Internal Affairs Division will conduct an administrative investigation while the Special Investigations Unit conducts a criminal investigation. The District Attorney's Office will also be conducting an independent investigation.