Harris County deputy and cadet trainee shoot and kill man with knife in Cypress

CYPRESS, Texas (KTRK) — A knife-wielding male was fatally shot by 2 deputies at a Cypress corner store, according to the Harris County Constable’s Workplace.

It took place in the 12900 block of Telge Roadway late Wednesday early morning.

Constable Ed Gonzalez stated initial details revealed a deputy and a cadet student, who is knowledgeable however brand-new to the department, were contacted us to the shop about a guy with a knife who was acting irregular.

SEE: Harris County constable states cadet amongst 2 deputies associated with shooting

The suspect had blood noticeable on his body when the deputies got here, however, the constable did not know on where the blood originated from. According to the constable, the 2 deputies attempted to relax the male, however the occurrence intensified to the point they each utilized a Taser however to no impact.

Gonzalez stated a 3rd deputy then got here to discover his 2 associates having a hard time with the suspect in the street. The 3rd deputy attempted to assist limit the suspect by getting his legs.

It was at that point the very first 2 deputies had their guns drawn, opening fire as the suspect produced a knife, the constable stated. CPR was carried out on the male prior to he was carried to a health center, where the suspect was noticable dead. No deputies were hurt.

Eyewitness News acquired a video taped by Anson Johnson, an eyewitness to the shooting.

“[You] see a gentleman run by and the cops were running behind him, then they Tased him,” described Johnson. “He fell into the street. Pretty much the rest of it you see from the footage I had caught.”

The video reveals deputies having a hard time with the male in the roadway prior to 4 shots were fired.

“I feel like from what I’ve seen, and what I went back and watched on the video I took, he was trying to get away, he was, you know, fleeing,” stated Johnson.

At the scene, Gonzalez likewise attended to the training his deputies get, stating, “We spend a great deal amount of time and training and resources to make sure that all our deputies are properly trained in responding to individuals in crisis or mental illness.”

SEE: Deputy-involved shooting captured on electronic camera

The constable later on elaborated on the next actions of the examination, specifying the following on his Twitter feed:

“A full and thorough investigation is underway. Per standard protocol, each Deputy-Involved shooting is investigated by multiple parties including the DAs office, the Harris Co Institute of Forensic Sciences, and our agency. Our condolences go out to the deceased male’s family. We are aware of personal video footage of the scene. Also, our deputies wore Body-Worn cameras. All will be reviewed thoroughly. These situations are dynamic & split second decisions are made. As a situation unfolds, deputies do not have the benefit of pausing & rewinding footage. These incidents are extremely difficult for all involved. I’m relieved are deputies are safe.”

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