Four people are dead including the suspect today after a black man in his 40s set fire to multiple homes and waited for people to come out before opening fire.
The shooting took place around 1 AM after the suspect set fire to MULTIPLE RESIDENCES and waited for those inside to come running out before he started firing.
Firefighters arrived at the scene first and began fighting the fire when the suspect started shooting.
BREAKING OVERNIGHT: Four people dead in mass shooting at apartment complex on houston’s SE side.
— Brittany Ford (@BFordKHOU) August 28, 2022
Here is a look at the fire last night.
This is some footage of the fire in southwest #Houston with multiple fatalities early Sunday morning in the 5700 block of Holly and the 8000 block of Dunlap. Details are still unclear, but there was an officer-involved shooting at the same location as well. #hounews pic.twitter.com/FahrcNaZRy
— RD (@htownstringer) August 28, 2022
Four people are dead including an arson suspect after an officer-involved shooting, according to the Houston Police Department.
The shooting happened around 1 a.m. on Dunlap Street near the intersection of Bissonnet and Hillcroft in southwest Houston.
Police said the suspect set fire to multiple residences and waited for those inside to come out when he started opening fire.
Firefighters arrived at the scene first and began fighting the fire when the suspect started shooting. Police said they don’t know if the suspect was firing at HFD, but that firefighters had to take cover.
An HPD officer arrived and spotted the suspect in the parking lot wearing all black and armed with a shotgun when the officer shot and killed the suspect.
Two other victims were deceased at the scene in the shooting. A third victim was taken to the hospital where he later died. Two other victims were shot and injured, but only one was taken to the hospital.
“I’ve seen things that I haven’t seen before in 32 years, and it’s happened time and time again,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at the scene. “We just ask that the community come together.”
Finner said the suspect may have been recently evicted, which could’ve led to the shooting.