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HPD says police fatally shoot neighbor who allegedly threatened party guests with a knife during a graduation celebration

Authorities reported that a suspect was shot and killed by police at a graduation party after allegedly threatening his neighbors with a knife on Saturday night. The events took place at a residence in the 100 block of Palmyra Street.

According to detectives, a man believed to live in the area began to complain about the loud music and threatened the partygoers. “He confronted them, yelling and hollering that the music is too loud,” said Exec. Asst. Chief Ban Tien.

“The male threatened that if they didn’t turn down the music, he would be back.” Police received a call about the threat around 11:18 p.m. and when they arrived, the suspect had returned with the knife.

Tien said the neighbor cornered an officer against a vehicle with the weapon in hand and refused to drop it. The officer backed up until he was cornered against the vehicle and discharged his firearm, shooting the suspect multiple times.

The officer administered first aid, but the suspect later died in the hospital. The Houston Police Department stated in a tweet that no officers were harmed in the incident.

Rhiannon Ingle
Rhiannon Ingle
Journalist at the Medialinker Group
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