Sugar Land officers involved in shooting
By LeaAnne Klentzman
On Wednesday night, July 9, 2014, at 9:20 p.m., Sugar Land Police received a 911 call from a man saying if they did not respond to a specific address he was going to starting shooting people then himself.
Officers immediately responded to a home in the Settlers Park neighborhood of First Colony on Timber View. When they arrived at the home they found 26 year old Christopher Stone outside the home with a gun to his head. The officers talked with him then ordered him to put the gun down. Stone followed that direction by turning the gun in the direction of the officers, still refusing to put it down, as he began to walk toward them.
The cursory investigation revealed that three officers fired on Stone after believing he had fired on them. Stone was taken by ambulance to Sugar Land Methodist Hospital where he died from injuries. One Sugar Land officer was treated at the scene for what was described as a shrapnel injury.
The case remains under investigation by the Sugar Land Police Department and will be reviewed by the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office, said Sugar Land Police spokesman Doug Adolph. He said as a matter of policy the officers involved were placed on a three day administrative leave. When asked if Stone was a resident at the home on Timber View, Adolph said no. That part of the investigation is still ongoing.
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