Friday, August 21, 2009

Pasadena police officer fatally shot by suspect in trailer park

This is a damn shame.

PASADENA, Texas—A Pasadena police officer was fatally shot in the line of duty at a trailer park Friday morning.

It happened around 6: 30 a.m. near the intersection of Shaver and Queens.

Pasadena officer shot

Raw aerials from the scene
August 21, 2009 View larger E-mail Clip More Video Pasadena police said the officer was responding to a disturbance call, talking to the suspect’s mother on the front porch of the trailer when the suspect’s wife, who was inside the home, shouted, “He’s got a gun!”

Within seconds, the suspect came out and shot the officer in the head.

The suspect was also shot in the head, though police said it’s unclear if the slain officer or his backup pulled the trigger.

The mortally wounded officer was airlifted to Memorial Hermann, where he died just after 7 a.m.

Police said the officer was 29 years old and had a wife and young kids. He’d been an officer with the Pasadena Police Department for four years, and before that he was a dispatcher.

Police said the suspect was airlifted to Memorial Hermann, where he remained in critical condition.

Investigators don’t believe the suspect and his wife lived in the trailer park, and they said the suspect may have mental health issues.

Both the suspect’s wife and mother were cooperating with police.

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