Houston police shoot dead black man pointing a gun in street

Two Houston police officers fatally shot an African-American man who pointed a gun at them despite their commands that he lower his weapon, authorities said on Saturday, two days after five Dallas policemen were slain by a black military veteran.

The two Houston officers, both Hispanic, encountered a man standing in the middle of a street with a revolver around 12:40 a.m. while on a routine patrol, police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said.

The officers exited their patrol vehicle to speak to the man, who initially had the firearm pointed to the sky. The officers ordered him to lower the weapon, Silva said.

“He instead deliberately and slowly lowers his arm and allows it to come to a stop at his waist,” Silva said. “Now the gun is pointed directly at officers.”

Fearing for their safety and for nearby witnesses, both officers discharged their weapons, striking the man, she said. The man’s motive remains unknown.


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7 Responses to Houston police shoot dead black man pointing a gun in street

  1. Moni Dominic says:

    No weapon formed against you shall prosper Isaiah 54:17 and Jesus said to Peter, put away your sword. Those who take the sword will be killed by the sword Mathew 26:52. If God can give us life, He can preserve it for those who love Him and obey His Ten Commandments, including the forgotten Sabbath day.
    God gave life and only God can take it away. Those who live to kill others will not escape the wrath of God. Read and obey the Law of God, for peace, joy and happiness and for eternal life. May God have mercy on all who are affected by this tragedy. Eye for and eye will not solve human problem.

  2. vietnamvet says:

    It appears that this website has entered rigor mortis …

  3. David says:


    You are more than welcome to play keyboard commando.

    • vietnamvet says:

      Have no interest in online gaming.
      I used to come here for news and comment.
      It looks like that has ended.

  4. vietnamvet says:

    Well, I stopped in to see if anything had changed.
    It hasn’t, but I took a few minutes to read David’s dissertation on The Rule of Law.

    I can understand why he isn’t open to debate on his ‘no recourse to the law’ contentions.
    The two drug dealers would gain recourse to the law if their activity was made legal.

    That ‘answer’ may be applicable to all activities, but would be somewhat detrimental to ‘the rule of law’ after ALL activity was made legal.

  5. LT says:

    VietnamVet -- David has ceased writing, others among us have not… please feel as welcome as ever to stop in from time to time -- I, for one, would appreciate the company ;P

    Warmest regards always,


    • David says:

      People are making assumptions concerning my efforts. I have written an article for the Appalachian Messenger this week (7/29/16). I will be posting pictures of the Appalachian Community Center as it is being built. It is time for tangible actions.

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