HPD shoots knife-armed man after one is found dead and one is stabbed to death in an apartment complex near River Oaks

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police shot dead a knife-armed man accused of kidnapping a construction worker, then running over and killing him before shooting near River Oaks early Tuesday morning housing manager stabbed.

At approximately 3:24 a.m., HPD responded to a car crash and stabbing at the Hanover Autry Park apartment complex at 811 Buffalo Park Dr. Although the building is under construction, it is about 30% occupied.

Chief Troy Finner said the suspect hijacked a construction worker who was guarding the site by car. As the worker walked to the complex’s office, the suspect ran him over and crashed into the lobby.

The worker was later identified to us by his sister as 67-year-old Carl Hayes.


After the crash, the concierge at the front desk called the manager upstairs.

As the concierge surveyed the damage, the driver of the truck got out of the vehicle and attacked him with a knife, police said.

The concierge managed to run to another office and lock himself inside. He wasn’t hurt.

The suspect got back into the truck and drove through another office to try to get to the concierge, Finner said.

When the manager arrived at the scene, he got into a confrontation with the suspect and was stabbed in the back.

He was taken to the hospital to have surgery for multiple stab wounds.

Meanwhile, the driver of the truck climbed back into the vehicle and attempted to reverse and then forward, but the pickup got stuck.

When police arrived at the scene, the man was already out of the truck and armed with a knife. The police then asked the man to drop the knife and lie on the ground.

HPD said the suspect failed to do so and instead attacked officers with a knife. ABC13 is told that two officers shot him dead at the time.

Although the suspect fell to the ground and dropped the gun, he managed to get up and run away.

Police said they then tasered the man and took him into custody.

He was taken to the hospital and is also scheduled for surgery. According to the police, the suspect had no identification with him.

In an update from the scene, Finner called this an isolated, pointless incident and said there was no additional threat to the community. He also warned that this could have happened anywhere and gave a message on the crime in Houston.

“I don’t know what the motivation is, if you can even describe it,” the police chief began. “But the stronger message is that this is a good complex, as are many other complexes in our city, and we will continue to build in the city, and we will continue to stick together and get through some tough times.”

The officers involved are both assigned to the Central Division Patrol. One has two years of service. The second officer has five years of service.

Finner said officers are being placed on administrative leave as Internal Affairs conducts the administrative portion of the investigation and the Special Investigation Unit conducts the criminal investigation.

Finner said bodycam footage would be released in 30 days.

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