Monday, November 3, 2008

Good job Officer Glover

Send it to the grand jury and clear the officer.

Sure sounds like he was on his toes and saved Harris County a ton of legal fees.

Houston police fatally shoot man after club incident

A Houston police officer fatally shot a man that he spotted firing at several passing cars early Sunday, only minutes after the same person reportedly shot and wounded a security guard at a southeast-side nightclub, officials said.

Officer Michael J. Glover heard gunfire about 3:30 a.m. while he was investigating reports of a fight outside a Fiesta supermarket at 7510 Bellfort, Houston police said.
The officer began searching for the source of the gunfire and spotted the man running down the 7500 block of Bellfort, Houston police said.
“He sees him shooting at several vehicles as he's running along the street,” said Sgt. John Chomiak, who is a spokesman with the Houston Police Department.

Glover, assigned to HPD's Southeast Patrol Division, moved in closer and saw the man about to shoot at an oncoming car.
“The officer fired at least twice — striking the suspect,” Chomiak said.
The man was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

Release of the man's identity is pending notification of his relatives.
Glover, 30, who joined the department last year, was not injured, officials said.
Police said four cars in the area were struck by the man's barrage of gunfire — with at least one person reporting injuries at the scene.
HPD investigators have linked the man to an earlier shooting at a nearby nightclub that sent a security guard to the hospital.

Police said the man became belligerent when the security guard would not allow him to go into Susana's Place, 7614 Pecan Villas. The nightclub is near the scene of the fatal shooting.
The man left but quickly returned with a pistol. He shot the guard twice and then fled on foot, police said.

The guard was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he is expected to recover from his wounds, police said.
The incident remains under investigation by Houston police homicide and internal affairs detectives. The Harris County District Attorney's Office also is investigating.