Press Release: The Harris County Sheriff’s Homicide unit is investigating a deputy involved shooting at the 10400 block of the North Freeway on December 6, 2012, at approximately 9:45 p.m.
A Harris County Sheriff’s deputy was working an approved extra job providing security for the retail store. The deputy was alerted by the store’s loss prevention officer that several female suspects were hiding items in their bags. The suspects paid for some small items and then attempted to exit the store with the other concealed and unpaid merchandise. The deputy confronted the suspects at the entry /exit of the store. He ordered the suspects to stop and attempted to detain them. The suspects began to force their way past the deputy. One of the female suspects struck the deputy and fled from the store. The deputy chased the suspect into the parking area. The other suspects entered a vehicle in the parking lot.
The female suspect that ran from the deputy entered the vehicle that the other suspects were in. The deputy then ordered her to stop and to open the door of the car. The female suspect refused. The deputy opened the door of the car for the female to exit. That’s when the vehicle went into motion with the deputy standing between the car door and driver’s seat. The deputy fearing for his life and safety discharged his weapon. The vehicle then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Moments later the Houston Fire Department received a call for service at the 1300 block of Greens Parkway in reference to a female with a gunshot wound. HCSO investigators arrived at the scene and determined the vehicle and suspect matched the description of those involved in the incident with the deputy at the retail store. The female was pronounced dead at the location by EMS personnel.
As is protocol, the Harris County Sheriff’s Homicide Unit, Office of the Inspector General and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will investigate this incident.
The deputy is identified as Louis Campbell. He’s assigned to the Detentions Bureau and has been employed by the HCSO for 26 years.
Thomas M Gilliland Deputy, Media Relations /Public I