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Narcotics Suspect in Hospital after Being Shot by Police Officer

By The Martinez Law Firm  Mar. 27, 2013 10:00a

A Houston man was taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after a police confrontation. Houston PD officers arrived at a home around 8:30 pm on the south side of the city to serve an arrest warrant to an individual at the location. Police report that when they identified themselves as police officers serving a warrant for a narcotics arrest the suspect ran to the back of the house. Officers pursued the 38-year-old man and stated that he made several suspicious movements. The suspect, G.B., reportedly reached into the waistband of his pants in a motion that looked like he had a gun or other weapon. "At one point he turned suddenly toward the officer and the officer, fearing for his safety and that of his team who were inside the residence, fired at the suspect, who was struck," said an HPD spokesman. No officers or other individuals were injured in the incident but the suspect suffered a serious gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. G.B. remained in the hospital on Wednesday but his current condition was not reported. Police say they found a pellet gun that was near G.B. when he was shot. Unspecified narcotics were also recovered from the home where the suspect was found. An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

If you have been accused of a drug crime or served with an arrest warrant then you should talk to a criminal defense attorney as soon as you are able to. Drug offense charges can mean serious misdemeanor or felony penalties including imprisonment and expensive fines. In cases involving alleged possession, trafficking or sales of certain drugs like cocaine, heroin, meth or similarly classified drugs there may be federal criminal action taken against you.

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Law enforcement agencies take drug allegations very seriously and prosecutors will often work aggressively to get a conviction for harsh drug charges. You could be facing years in county, state or even federal prison if you are found guilty so it is absolutely crucial that you have a strong representative on your side that will fight for you. Contact us at The Martinez Law Firm immediately to find out how we may be able to help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights and freedom of those accused of committing a criminal offense.

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