Investigation Into Incident at 9802 Forum Park

December 16, 2010 - Houston police are investigating an incident in which a HPD officer fatally shot an armed suspect and arrested a second suspect at 9802 Forum Park about 1:40 a.m. today.

The armed suspect, an adult female, was shot one time and pronounced dead at the scene. The other suspect, Jamarkus Jerome Page (b/m, DOB: 6-25-92) was taken into custody at the scene. He is charged with evading arrest on foot in Harris County Criminal Court #13.

The officer who discharged his weapon, D. Hoang, was not injured. Officer Hoang, assigned to the Westside Patrol Division, was sworn in as an officer in June 2002.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Tolls and Officer M. Coleman reported:

A male and female suspect robbed a male victim at gunpoint near his residence in southwest Houston. The victim was robbed of his wallet, laptop, and cell phone. After he observed the suspects' vehicle turn into the Mills Apartment complex at 9802 Forum Park, the victim contacted police from a payphone at a nearby service station. Officers obtained suspect and vehicle descriptions and proceeded to the last possible location of the suspects (9802 Forum Park). The victim identified the suspects and suspects' vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex. Officer Hoang approached the parked vehicle and observed both a male and female inside the vehicle. As the officer attempted to detain the suspects, the male (Page) immediately ran from the vehicle and attempted to jump over the wooden perimeter fence inside the complex. The female suspect ran from the vehicle carrying a large caliber, semi-automatic pistol in her hand. The female suspect ignored Officer Hoang's repeated verbal commands to stop and drop the weapon. The female suspect then immediately turned and pointed the gun directly at pursuing Officer Hoang. At that time, the officer, fearing for his safety, fired one shot at the female suspect, striking her. The female suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by HFD paramedics. The suspects' vehicle was determined to be stolen. Also, several stolen items were recovered inside the vehicle utilized by the suspects. The investigation is active and ongoing.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.