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    Angry Houston PD

    A 12 year veteran Houston PD officer was killed Sunday mourning after a traffic stop.

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    A Houston police officer was shot in the head on Sunday morning.

    The officer was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

    According to reports, the officer had pulled a Durango SUV over around 8:30 a.m. on a routine traffic stop. But instead of waiting for the officer to question him, the suspect jumped out of the car and ran through the Luxor Park Apartments near West Tidwell in northwest Houston.

    The officer chased the suspect into the complex, and that's when the shooting began.

    As the officer rounded a corner, witnesses said the gunman crouched low, drew his gun and ambushed him before he even had a chance to fire in self defense.

    The suspect allegedly fired several shots. Police are still investigating how many shots were fired, but there are several bullet holes in apartment walls and in at least one car. One of the bullets also hit the officer in the head.

    Witnesses said that after firing, the suspect watched the officer fall, and then calmly walked back to his SUV and drove away, leaving the man to die.

    "It makes me sad to know it's one of our officers that protect us," said Marie Steele, Luxor Park resident.

    Before the shooting began, the officer had keyed the man's license plate number into his patrol car computer. Fellow officers were able to track the plate to a home at Greens Road and Hombly, just eight miles away from the scene.

    Police arrested a man at that location. They believe he had changed his clothes to hide his identity, but witnesses told police that he was the shooter.

    "We have been able to get witness identification from at least one witness," said detectives from HPD.

    Luxor Park was already a rough neighborhood. There are faded flowers and balloons marking the same sidewalk where the officer died. The faded ones are for a man named Deuce, who was gunned down at the location a month ago.

    "My heart goes out to the family of the officer involved. I pray that God gives them understanding," said Steele.

    Detectives are still gathering evidence. They are searching with dogs and a metal detector to find out how many bullets were fired. They are also still looking for the killer's gun.

    The officer's name has not been disclosed, but we do know he was an 11 year veteran of HPD's North Division.

    A different news story said he left a wife, daughter and son who is currently stationed in Italy.

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    It appears that this is the officer in question. At least thats what google tells me. No name yet. Neither is he on ODMP but probably soon will be.

    http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pa...Y&pageId=3.2.1

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    http://www.txcn.com/sharedcontent/dw....3cbdd077.html


    Houston Police Officer Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop Victim's Wife Arrives at Hospital with Hundreds of Police Last Edited: Sunday, 07 Dec 2008, 3:21 PM CST Created: Sunday, 07 Dec 2008, 9:21 AM CST Police Arrive at the Hospital After Officer's Fatal Shooting on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008
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    HOUSTON -- Houston Police are mourning the loss of one of their own, who was fatally shot during a traffic stop on Sunday morning.

    Dozens of officers and the victim's wife gathered at Memorial Hermann Hospital where the 12-year-veteran of the force was pronounced dead a short time after the shooting.

    Police say the officer was shot just before 9 a.m. when he pulled over a Dodge Durango at an apartment complex on West Sunforest.

    Police say the driver jumped out of the SUV and ran into the complex with the officer following close behind on foot.

    Witnesses tell FOX 26 News the suspect waited for the officer to come around a corner and opened fire on him, hitting him at least once. An unconfirmed report says the officer suffered a shot to the head and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

    While police have not confirmed a suspect was arrested, officers apprehended a suspect at a nearby location after the shooting.

    Police say this is the third murder at the apartment complex in less than three weeks.

    Stay with MyFoxHouston.com for updates to this story.


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    Houston police officer fatally shot

    06:57 PM CST on Sunday, December 7, 2008

    By Kevin Reece and Michelle Homer HOUSTON -- A Houston police officer was shot in the head on Sunday morning.
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    The officer was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
    According to reports, the officer had pulled a Durango SUV over around 8:30 a.m. on a routine traffic stop. But instead of waiting for the officer to question him, the suspect jumped out of the car and ran through the Luxor Park Apartments near West Tidwell in northwest Houston.


    The officer chased the suspect into the complex, and that's when the shooting began.
    As the officer rounded a corner, witnesses said the gunman crouched low, drew his gun and ambushed him before he even had a chance to fire in self defense.


    The suspect allegedly fired several shots. Police are still investigating how many shots were fired, but there are several bullet holes in apartment walls and in at least one car. One of the bullets also hit the officer in the head.


    Witnesses said that after firing, the suspect watched the officer fall, and then calmly walked back to his SUV and drove away, leaving the man to die.


    "It makes me sad to know it's one of our officers that protect us," said Marie Steele, Luxor Park resident.


    Before the shooting began, the officer had keyed the man's license plate number into his patrol car computer. Fellow officers were able to track the plate to a home at Greens Road and Hombly, just eight miles away from the scene.


    Police arrested a man at that location. They believe he had changed his clothes to hide his identity, but witnesses told police that he was the shooter.


    "We have been able to get witness identification from at least one witness," said detectives from HPD.


    Luxor Park was already a rough neighborhood. There are faded flowers and balloons marking the same sidewalk where the officer died. The faded ones are for a man named Deuce, who was gunned down at the location a month ago.


    "My heart goes out to the family of the officer involved. I pray that God gives them understanding," said Steele.


    Detectives are still gathering evidence. They are searching with dogs and a metal detector to find out how many bullets were fired. They are also still looking for the killer's gun.


    The officer's name has not been disclosed, but we do know he was an 11 year veteran of HPD's North Division.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd View Post
    As the officer rounded a corner, witnesses said the gunman crouched low, drew his gun and ambushed him before he even had a chance to fire in self defense.
    It is not worth running after the suspect when you lose sight of him in the ghetto. Maintain the scene and call for units to set up a perimeter. If he gets away you will get him again another day.

    It is 100% important to never run around a building without tactically doing so. Approach with your weapon drawn, and round the corner at a wide angle so you cannot be ambushed. Don't let your adrenaline get the best of you. Remain calm and in control. SAFETY FIRST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    It is not worth running after the suspect when you lose sight of him in the ghetto. Maintain the scene and call for units to set up a perimeter. If he gets away you will get him again another day.

    It is 100% important to never run around a building without tactically doing so. Approach with your weapon drawn, and round the corner at a wide angle so you cannot be ambushed. Don't let your adrenaline get the best of you. Remain calm and in control. SAFETY FIRST!
    +1 Especially in a case like this. You have his vehicle and info, impound it, and set up a perimeter.
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    So very sorry to hear, I agree with Term........12 year vet, thinking that "you not getting away from me started on him". RIP brother
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    I hope the douch gets his for the rest of this life and the next.
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    This is extremely sad. I hope this cop killer gets his on a daily basis once (IF) he makes it to prison. There is no true justice, but he will get a taste hopefully soon.

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    Very sad RIP
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    My condolences to his family and friends, May he Rest in Peace

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    Here's the ODMP on the guy.

    http://www.odmp.org/officer/19692-po...othy-abernethy







    Police Officer Timothy Abernethy
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    End of Watch: Sunday, December 7, 2008
    Biographical Info
    Age: 43
    Tour of Duty: 11 years
    Badge Number: Not available
    Incident Details
    Cause of Death: Gunfire
    Date of Incident: Sunday, December 7, 2008
    Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
    Suspect Info: Charged with capital murder
    Officer Tim Abernethy was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect who fled following a traffic stop. Officer Abernethy lost sight of the man as he chased him around a building in an apartment complex.

    After going around the corner the man hid behind a gate and then shot Officer Abernethy in the head as he ran by.

    Officer Abernethy was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

    The suspect was arrested a short time later by deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Department. He was subsequently charged with capital murder.

    Officer Abernethy had served with the Houston Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, parents, and siblings.


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    Thoughts and prayers to the officer, family and department at this time of bereavement.
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    Rest In peace, Ofc. Abernethy. Comfort to family and friends.
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