Man with knife shot by police during mental health crisis in west Houston, police say


Houston police investigate the scene where an officer shot a man with a knife July 30, 2022, in the 1300 block of Riverview Circle. 

Houston police investigate the scene where an officer shot a man with a knife July 30, 2022, in the 1300 block of Riverview Circle. 

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Houston police shot a man who allegedly came at officers with a knife during a mental health crisis.

Officers were called about 11:40 p.m. to a group home in the 1300 block of Riverview Circle for reports of a man who was threatening the people inside with a knife, according to executive assistant chief James Jones.

When police arrived, the man was already outside the home, and ran at one of the officers with a knife, Jones said. Another officer yelled at the man to drop the knife, and the man allegedly changed direction and started running toward him, Jones said. 

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The officer fired three shots, striking the man, Jones said. 

The man was rushed to the hospital for surgery, Jones said. He was still in critical condition Sunday morning, according to Houston police spokesman Kese Smith. 

Houston police and the Harris County district attorney’s office will investigate the incident. Body camera footage of the shooting will be released within 30 days. 




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