Sei sulla pagina 1di 1

DEADLY SHOOTOUT

Sequence of events during Tuesday night’s gunbattle that led to the death of Houston Police O cer Henry Canales, as well as the suspect who shot him in the parking lot of a southwest Houston drugstore, according to police reports:

Hillcroft Fondren Gulfton Harwin Westpark Tollway Other 59 suspects Site of arrested Bellaire shootings ½
Hillcroft
Fondren
Gulfton
Harwin
Westpark Tollway
Other
59
suspects
Site of
arrested
Bellaire
shootings
½ mi.
Officer Canales Suspect
Officer
Canales
Suspect

Officer

Lopez Suspect
Lopez
Suspect

1 Undercover officers arrive with a rental truck for an arranged meeting with four people who wish to purchase “stolen” television sets.

2

As Officer Canales walks to the front of the truck, he is followed by one buyer, who pulls a pistol. Gunfire is exchanged, and Canales drops to the ground.

3

The buyer moves to the back of the truck and falls to the ground. A second officer, identified as R. Lopez, runs up and attempts to take the suspect into custody.

4 The suspect fires at least twice, missing the officer. Lopez returns fire and the suspect dies at the scene. Canales dies after being transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.

Note: Diagram is schematic. Exact location and movement of figures is unknown.

Sources: Houston Police Department; Chronicle reporting

ALBERTO CUADRA, JAY CARR : CHRONICLE