Police are investigating the shooting of a patient by a police officer Thursday at St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston.
Houston police said two off-duty officers were working an extra job as security at St. Joseph Medical Center when they were called to the eighth floor around 11 a.m. regarding a combative patient.
“When they got up there the patient began struggling with officers. During the struggle, the officers were injured, and one of the officers attempted to deploy his Taser. It had no effect on the patient. He continued to struggle, injuring the officer. That is when his partner discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect,” said Kese Smith with the Houston Police Department.
Brother of Valley man shot in Houston hospital speaks out
by Nestor Mato
Posted: 08.30.2015 at 3:31 PM
“Patient lives matter”
Published on Aug 30, 2015
On August 27th, 2015, Alan Christopher Pean, a 26-year-old patient seeking care at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, was shot in the chest with a gun by hospital security. This is Alan from his ICU bed, post-extubation thanking everyone for prayers and love toward him and his family