HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: July 8, 2015 3:29:39 PM CDT
ARMED SUSPECT FATALLY SHOT AT 12900 TINY TREE
Houston police are
investigating the fatal shooting of an armed suspect and and the wounding of
two other suspects in the 12900 block of Tiny Tree about 2 a.m. on Tuesday
The deceased suspect,
Marcellus Jamarcus Burley (b/m, 18), suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced
dead at the scene.
The other two suspects,
Demontre Gregory Clark (b/m, 17) and Jalanie Jeanlouis (b/f, 24), suffered
non-life-threatening wounds and were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Both are charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the
180th State District Court. A photo of suspect Jeanlouis is attached to
this news release. A photo of suspect Clark is not available at this
Officer M. Rivera, who
discharged his duty weapon, was not injured in the incident. Officer
Rivera was sworn in as an officer in March 2009 and is assigned to the
Southwest Patrol Division.
HPD Homicide Division
Officers R. Lujan and L. Bailey reported:
A female victim was
walking to her vehicle outside the Buzzy Bee convenience store at 15509 South
Post Oak Road when she was quickly approached by two black male suspects
(Burley and Clark) with red bandanas covering their faces. The victim
managed to get into her vehicle and, as she attempted to drive off, one of the
suspects pulled out a gun and attempted to rob her. As she drove off, the
second armed suspect fired several shots but did not strike the victim or her
vehicle. Both males then got into a waiting gray, four-door Volvo and
fled the scene.
HPD patrol officers
were in the area at the time of the shooting and saw the suspects with the
weapons in their hands, and initiated a vehicle pursuit. Officers
attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to do so and led officers
through a residential area to the 12900 block of Tiny Tree.
Burley and Clark then
jumped out of the vehicle and ran toward a back yard, with officers pursuing
them on foot. At some point, Officer Rivera saw one of the suspects turn
toward his partner with a weapon in his hand. Fearing for his and his
partner's life, Officer Rivera discharged his duty weapon and struck both
suspects. Officer Rivera then turned his attention back to the vehicle
and gave the female driver (Jeanlouis) verbal commands to show her hands and
exit the vehicle. Jeanlouis instead reached down several times as if to
grab a weapon. Again, fearing for his life, Officer Rivera discharged his
duty weapon and struck Jeanlouis.
Burley, who died at the
scene, was found to be in possession of three handguns.
As is customary in HPD
officer-involved shooting incidents, this case is being investigated by the HPD
Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions. The Fort Bend County District
Attorney's Office is also investigating the incident since it occurred in the
Fort Bend County limits.