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District statement on SBISD Police Pursuit of Armed and Dangerous Suspect


At 7:21 a.m. this morning, the Spring Branch ISD (SBISD) Police were notified of a suspect attempting to steal vehicles at Buffalo Creek Elementary School during morning arrival.  

SBISD Police responded immediately and pursued the suspect who had left the school property and had subsequently carjacked two separate vehicles during the pursuit.  

While being pursued by the SBISD Police, the suspect driving a stolen vehicle hit several other vehicles. He vacated the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. 

The SBISD Police officer continued pursuit of the individual. When the suspect pointed his weapon at the SBISD Police officer, the officer responded, firing several shots and killing the suspect. The SBISD Police officer was unharmed. This took place in the 2800 block of Campbell Road.

While on the grounds of Buffalo Creek Elementary, the suspect, who was armed and dangerous, may have tried to enter the school. The suspect was unable to enter the building as all doors were locked in accordance with SBISD safety protocols. 

The Houston Police Department confirmed the suspect had allegedly murdered a family member earlier in the morning. 

Spring Branch ISD and the Spring Branch ISD Police will always place the safety and security of our students, staff and families as our highest priority. 

“We applaud our Spring Branch ISD Police for acting swiftly to protect our school during arrival and our campus staff who responded immediately and followed our safety protocols.  We also thank our SBISD Board of Trustees for their strong commitment to safety and security and for requiring our locked-door protocol for all district schools and facilities,” stated Dr. Jennifer Blaine, SBISD Superintendent of Schools.