HOUSTON — A Houston police officer shot and killed a suspect in the Sharpstown area of southwest Houston Wednesday, according to the Houston Police Department.
It happened around 11:30 a.m. in the 6700 block of Langdon Lane, near Albacore Drive. It's a residential neighborhood not far from Bayland Park.
Police said it was a "complex scene" that started when a man covered in blood was beating on the door of a home asking for help.
"Acting very erratic, he said something akin to he was being chased or somebody was trying to kill him," HPD Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite said.
Witnesses told officers the man then went next door and got inside an "elderly" couple's home. There was a struggle and the woman called police and said he had "some type of sharp weapon" and was fighting with her husband.
Another neighbor came over with a gun to try and help the couple.
When officers arrived, the woman opened the door and screamed for them to hurry.
"She was covered in blood on her right side," Satterwhite said. "There was a lot of screaming from the back bedroom of the house."
That's when the male homeowner came out and told officers that his neighbor was in the bedroom with the suspect. The neighbor and the suspect were fighting over the gun, according to police.
The suspect was able to get ahold of the gun and when police arrived on scene, they reportedly told him to put the gun down multiple times. The suspect refused and pointed the gun in the direction of officers, police said.
In fear for their lives and the lives of the people in the home, police discharged their weapons and shot the suspect more than once.
HPD said officers attempted to provide medical assistance to the suspect until paramedics arrived. When paramedics did show up, they pronounced the suspect dead.
The suspect died inside the house.
Police said a female officer suffered an injured elbow, possibly caused by the gunfire, but she's going to be OK. The three victims inside the home weren't seriously injured.
Police said they found two knives in the hallway but they are still investigating where they came from.
Check back for more on this developing story.