HOUSTON—Houston police have released surveillance photos of a suspect wanted for impersonating a police officer and shooting a man in southwest Houston on November 2.
The victim was in his apartment in the 9400 block of Bellaire Boulevard when the suspect broke in using a crowbar shortly before midnight.
The suspect, dressed in a Houston police officer’s uniform, pointed a gun at the victim. When the two men struggled over the gun, it discharged and struck the victim in the arm. The victim was chased into his living room where he again struggled with the suspect, who then fled the apartment. The suspect is said to be in his 20s.
“To us they’re especially dangerous because—A. They’ll more than likely carry a weapon. And B—They’ll impersonate police officers and erode the public trust. And that’s two things we’re trying to avoid right there,” said Michael Ybanez, with the HPD Major Offenders Division.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to contact the HPD Major Offenders Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.