Police: Deputy shoots man after he points gun in N. Harris Co.
A Harris County sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man Monday when he pointed a gun at the deputy during a standoff at a home in north Harris County, officials said.
Deputies said the man was in critical condition at Ben Taub General Hospital.
The man and four others, including a 2-year-old girl, were in a house in the 2500 block of Bycreek near Creeksouth when he threatened to shoot himself, said Christina Garza, a spokeswoman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
The man's wife locked herself and her daughter in the bathroom and called 911. She told deputies he had several guns in the home and he wanted to shoot himself, Garza said. Two other adults were also in the house.
When deputies arrived at about 2 a.m., they saw the man outside on the driveway and holding a gun, Garza said.
When he saw the deputies, the man went inside, locked the door and turned off all the lights. At some point, the two adults got out of the house unharmed.
Deputies tried to negotiate with the man for about 40 minutes, Garza said. Then they heard a gunshot and went into the home. They found the man in the master bedroom. He was holding a rifle and handgun, Garza said.
The deputies told him to drop the guns, but he refused. Then he pointed one of the guns at a deputy, who opened fire, hitting the man, Garza said.
The Sheriff's Office Homicide and Internal Affairs divisions as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office will investigate the case.
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