Police video captures Texas shooting incident

Posted at 7:35 AM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 09:35:45-04

Police in Pasadena, Texas have released body-cam and dash-cam video of an officer-involved shooting from early Monday (April 16) that prompted a lockdown of several schools.

Authorities tell KTRK-TV the incident happened around 4 a.m. on Monday and lasted for about three hours.

Police say it all started when a homeowner reported someone knocking on her door and ringing her doorbell.

The woman had a Ring video doorbell, which captured an image of the man and allowed it to be shared with police quickly.

It isn’t the only video evidence police have of the suspect. 

Monday afternoon, officers gave KTRK-TV body camera and dash camera video of the suspect hopping a fence, showing weapons and the officer firing four shots.

An officer had a description of the suspect and saw him crossing the street, ordering him to stop.

The suspect took off, jumped fences and pulled out what was later determined to be two pellet guns. An officer fired at the suspect, who was not hit.

Authorities say the man dropped the guns and ran, but because several schools in the area were starting, police asked the district to be put on lockdown.

The Pasadena Police Department tweeted that it was urging all citizens to stay out of the area around Bondy Intermediate, Turner Elementary and Pasadena Memorial High School while officers searched for the suspect.

Officials say they received a phone call around 7:30 a.m. from a convenience store in the area about a suspicious person.

That turned out to be the suspect, who was arrested. Police found another pellet gun where the man was taken into custody.

He was taken to jail. Charges are pending.

The schools reopened. No officers were hurt.