Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Houston, TX: Houston Police Kill Husband Outside Wife's Workplace

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police have shot and killed a man who allegedly fired into his estranged wife's office, then tried to enter the building.

Internal affairs officers are reviewing Tuesday afternoon's shooting. Police say the officer who fatally shot 33-year-old Monta Cordell Fizer has been with the force since 1984.

Police say a 911 call from the woman, who had a restraining order against her husband, summoned officers.

Investigators say Fizer, who briefly ducked into a waiting taxi he apparently took to the building, refused to put down a pistol and threatened to harm his spouse. Officer J.M. Macphail shot the husband before the suspect could enter the woman's building.

Houston police believe Fizer was also responsible for a shot fired into the building early Tuesday.

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