HOUSTON – Houston police are investigating an incident in which an armed suspect fired shots at an off-duty HPD officer at 6121 Hillcroft at about 12:10 a.m. on Sunday (April 9).
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Ruiz reported:
An off-duty HPD officer was working an approved extra job at the Mondongo Restaurant at the above address when he saw two males attempt to leave the business with an open container of alcohol. The officer approached the suspects and told them they could not leave the location with open containers. The suspects became upset and, as they got into the vehicle and left the location, one of the suspects discharged a weapon into the air and in the direction of the officer. The officer was not struck.
The suspects, described only as two Hispanic males, fled the scene in a black, four-door BMV SUV.
Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.