Critical Incidents Report for March and April 2022

In March and April, TMPA opened 36 case files for critical incidents Critical incidents are cases in which an officer’s actions, conduct, or omissions resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of a person; or could have resulted in such harm as a result of the officer intentionally discharging his or her firearm. These critical incidents involved members from various agencies throughout the state including: Aldine ISD Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Burnet Co. Sheriff’s Office, Cameron County Constable Precinct 5, Cedar Park Police Department. Cleveland Police Department, Conroe Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Falfurrias Police Department, Grand Prairie Police Department, Harker Heights Police Department, Harris County Constable Precinct 4, Humble Police Department, Kempner Police Department, Killeen Police Department, Llano County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, McKinney Police Department, Memorial Villages Police Department, Mesquite Police Department, Midland County District Attorney, Midland Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, New Caney ISD Police Department, North Richland Hills Police Department, Pasadena Police Department, Pearland Police Department, Plano Police Department, Schertz Police Department, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas City Police Department, Tyler Police Department, and included the following:

1.Member responded to call involving a man with a gun. Suspect shot at officers. Member returned fire, stopping the threat.

2. Member responded to a family violence call and shot two dogs when making entrance to the residence.

3. Member shot at and missed a charging dog.

4. Member was involved in an on-duty shooting of a dog.

5. Member was involved in a motor vehicle accident with injuries.

6. Members were involved in a pursuit and shooting with an armed aggravated robbery suspect. The suspect is now deceased.

7. Members were involved in a “control buy” for stolen property. The suspects hit an officer with their vehicle and the member discharged firearm at them. No injuries from the gunfire were reported.

8. Member was involved in an on-duty shooting. All officers were ok, the suspect was transported to hospital.

9. Members were involved in an in-custody death.

10. Member was off duty and came upon an accident scene. Member encountered a bystander who was armed with a handgun and pointed it at the member. Member identified self as a police officer and fired several shots. All shots missed the suspect, and the suspect fled the scene.

11. Member received a hit for a wanted vehicle taken in a home invasion and used in a robbery/homicide. A pursuit took place where the suspect intentionally hit a pedestrian and caused life-threatening injuries.

12. Members were involved in a shooting, one of which was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

13. Member was involved in a fleet accident where the subject died.

14. Member was involved in a pursuit that ended with fatalities.

15. Member was involved in a fleet accident with a motorcyclist.

16. Member was involved in an auto/pedestrian fleet accident.

17. Member was involved in a shooting with a suspect. No injuries were reported.

18. Member was involved in a pursuit with a suspect who refused to pull over. The suspect crashed and passed away.

19. Member was involved in a pursuit with a suspected DWI driver. The pursuit resulted in injuries to two suspects and one victim.

20. Member responded to a call of a suspicious man with a gun and was involved in a shooting.

21. Members responded to a man with a gun call. The suspect fired at members and the members returned fire, ending the threat.

22. Members were involved in a pursuit that ended in a shooting.

23. Members were involved in an arrest that resulted in an in-custody death.

24. Member was alerted to a possible car burglary. As member approached, suspects drove towards member. Member fired several rounds at suspect vehicle. Member was not injured, unknown condition of suspects.

25. Eleven other critical incidents involving an on-duty shooting