HOUSTON – A person is now charged in the deaths of two girls and for firing upon Houston cops in west Houston, police stated Tuesday.
Lewis Trinidad Nunez, 46, is charged with homicide and tried capital homicide of a police officer. A photograph of Nunez, who’s hospitalized, just isn’t out there for launch at this time, police stated.
The shooting occurred Sunday in the 1000 block of East Tri Oaks Lane about 9:15 a.m.
Officer H. Tran, a nine-year veteran of HPD, who fired his gun in the incident was not damage. Tran is assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division.
The shooting occurred after a name relating to a home disturbance at an condo. As officers arrived, a girl ran to the entrance door of the condo the place the 911 name got here from. A person opened the door and shot the lady at shut vary, in entrance of a responding officer, HPD stated. The officer who witnessed the shooting left his automobile and ordered the person to drop his weapon. The suspect then shot at the officer and the officer returned hearth, hanging the suspect a number of instances. The suspect closed the door of the condo and barricaded himself inside, police stated in a information launch SWAT officers had been referred to as to the scene. The suspect later surrendered and was taken into custody. Paramedics transported him to a hospital. Officers discovered a second lady useless inside. The first lady additionally succumbed to her accidents.
Police realized Nunez was the boyfriend of the lady discovered contained in the condo.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the Houston metropolis limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
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