West U Police Respond to Shooting

Police from West University Place assisted in the arrest of a 44-year old woman who fired shots into the parking lot and building of KTRK TV Thursday morning, according to Houston police.

HPD spokesman John Cannon said the woman was “observed by several witnesses” as she pulled her gray-colored Chevy Camaro beside the fence that rims Channel 13’s studios and began firing a handgun at about 9 a.m.

West U police responded to the first call about the incident, Cannon said. Officers attempted to stop the woman, who continued driving and HPD officers joined in the pursuit. She was arrested in the 4700 block of Richmond, about 10 minutes after the shooting, Cannon said.

“There were shots fired in the parking and into the building,” Cannon said. “No one was hurt.”

West U police officials referred all calls about the incident to HPD.

Cannon said that “West U Police assisted in the arrest” of the woman, who is currently jailed at HPD’s Southeast substation, where female prisoners are housed. Formal charges against the woman are pending, Cannon said. She will be transferred to the Harris County jail when charges are filed, Cannon said.

Because of a “similar” incident on February 20 at the Channel 13 studios, HPD is investigating whether the two events are connected, Cannon said.

In February, someone driving an older model, Chevy Camaro drove into KTRK’s parking lot at 3310 Bissonnet, and starting firing shots at vehicles in the parking lot. That person then drove away, and was not apprehended. The February incident happened at about 6:30 a.m., Cannon said.

“There are some similarities with the car, with the random firing of shots. We will investigate to determine whether the incidents are connected,” Cannon said.

George Boehme

George Boehme is the Managing Partner of InstantNewsWestU.com and West University Essentials magazine.

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