Man shot by officer


Date: SUN 03/02/1997

A man who police said refused to drop his pistol was shot and wounded in north Houston Saturday by an off-duty Houston police officer.

Investigators said the shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Chocolate Town Club at 478 Parker.

Officer D. M. Boling was working a security job at the club along with other officers when they attempted to clear the parking lot about 2:25 a.m. after the club closed.

As Boling was walking through the parking lot, he saw a man yelling and waving a pistol. Police said Boling walked toward the man and told him to drop the gun. They said the man ignored the officer and began to walk away.

Boling followed the man and told him again to drop the weapon, police said. Instead, they said, the man, later identified as Patrick Scott, 22, turned toward the officer with his weapon in his hand and at that point Boling fired at him, police said.

Scott was struck in the head and leg and taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where he was in critical condition.

He has been charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.