HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area police officer has been shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call in a trailer park.
Pasadena police say 29-year-old Officer Jesse Hamilton died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston Friday morning from a head wound. The 24-year-old suspect, Sergio Robles (ROH'-blehs) was also
seriously injured in a shootout with another police officer and
remains in the same hospital.
Assistant Police Chief Bud Corbett said the suspect's mother informed the officer that her son had a gun after an altercation between Robles and his child's mother. Corbett says the gunman opened fire a few moments later around 6:30 a.m., wounding the officer in the head.
Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell says Hamilton was a four-year veteran officer and married father of 5-year-old twins and an infant.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.