Houston, Texas (HPD) — The Houston Police Department released body cam video of a shooting last month that killed a 29-year-old man. The male, Jalen Javon Randle, 29, was pronounced deceased at an area hospital. An HPD officer, S. Privette, who discharged a weapon, was not injured. He was sworn in as an officer in December 2014 and is assigned to the Narcotics Division. HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant R. Flores and Detectives C. Walker, D. Escobar and J. Kosler reported:
Members of the HPD Narcotics Division Tactical Team were searching for the suspect, wanted on three felony warrants. Officers observed the suspect get into the passenger seat of a silver vehicle, which then left the location. When officers initiated a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. Officers performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver. Officers were able to block the vehicle’s path and it came to a stop.
When the suspect exited the passenger side of the vehicle, the officer discharged his weapon one time, striking the suspect.
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At the time of the shooting, the suspect was in possession of a bag, in which a gun was recovered. Officers began medical treatment on the suspect before paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The male driver, 32, was taken into custody and charged with fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer.