Deputy Fatally Shoots Man In Parents’ Backyard

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Monday afternoon, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office released information surrounding a deputy-involved shooting over the weekend.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, “ approximately 10:35 p.m., Harris County Sheriff’s Office Patrol District 5 deputies responded to a weapons disturbance reported in the 15100 block of Easton Park drive on Sunday, February 25, 2013.”

The homeowner requested deputies to the residence because of an altercation with who officials identified as 20-year-old Troy Robertson. According to the homeowner, Robertson had fought with him over a shotgun and had taken a rifle and left the residence on foot. HCSO deputies along with a K9 Unit began searching the area neighborhood for Robertson.

“Deputies had been searching for Robertson for about 30 minutes when they were alerted that he had returned to the residence. HCSO K9 deputies were searching an adjacent back yard to the home when he was spotted. Deputy C. Cooke entered the yard and located Robertson, who was armed and hiding behind an air conditioner unit. He was ordered to drop the weapon and come out. That’s when Robertson rose up and pointed his rifle at the deputy. The deputy in fear for his life discharged his weapon and struck the victim one time,” added authorities with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office,” added HCSO.

Authorities with the HCSO stated that Deputy C. Cooke is a 10-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.

“As per procedure the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs, Office of Inspector General and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the incident,” stated the HCSO.

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