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Suspect Shot in Incident on Houston's Southwest Freeway

Posted By Houston Personal Injury Attorney || 19-Dec-2010

A suspect wounded by a Houston police officer at 4000 U.S. Highway 59 at around midnight last in October was taken into custody and charged.

The suspect, reported as Ricardo Salazar-Limon, 25, was reportedly charged with resisting arrest and DWI in Harris County Criminal Court.  

Officer C.C. Thompson was utilizing radar on the Southwest Freeway near Kirby when he observed a vehicle speeding. He initiated a traffic stop and discovered four males inside the vehicle - along with what he noted as a strong odor of alcohol. 

Thompson Salazar-Limon to exit the vehicle for a field sobriety test. Reports say that when the suspect began struggling with the officer and attempted to push the officer into moving traffic and over the guardrail of the freeway overpass, the office evidently drew his weapon. The suspect, while walking toward his vehicle, placed his hands near his waistband as if he were reaching for a weapon.  The officer discharged his weapon, striking the suspect.  Salazar-Limon was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition. Thompson not injured in the incident. 

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

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