Man who pointed gun at Pct. 4 deputies shot to death at north Harris County motel, officials say

Deputies with the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 were investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting at the Frontier Inn, located in the 16520 block of the North Freeway on Aug. 18, 2022. (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – A man was killed Thursday morning after pointing a firearm at Harris County Pct. 4 deputies at a north Harris County motel, according to Harris County Maj. Wayne Kuhlman.

Deputies with the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 received a call for service around 8:30 a.m. at the Frontier Inn, located in the 16520 block of the North Freeway.

Kuhlman said the caller stated that he killed his wife and told dispatch that he was armed with a knife and a gun. When deputies knocked on the door of the motel room, the suspect reportedly opened the door but shut it real quick. Shortly after slamming the door, officers got into a position for cover.

The suspect allegedly came out of the room, pulled out a firearm and pointed it at the responding officers. Kuhlman said deputies fired at the suspect and he was killed. No deputies were injured in the shooting.

Major Kuhlman said when officers investigated the motel room, there was no victim found inside or at the location. Investigators are looking into if there is a victim or if the suspect had a wife.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is taking over the investigation.

HAPPENING NOW - SHOOTING SCENE Heavy police presence in the 16500 block of the North Freeway at the Frontier Inn....

Posted by Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 on Thursday, August 18, 2022

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