Man Armed With Rifle Shot And Wounded By HPD

A man who brandished a rifle at Tranquility Park downtown this evening is hospitalized after he was shot by a Houston police officer.

HPD says the shooting took place near the Occupy Houston camp across the street from City Hall. Authorities don't think the man was connected to the Occupy protest and aren't sure why he had the gun.

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Jack Williams

Director of News Programming

News Director Jack Williams has been with Houston Public Radio since August of 2000. He's also a reporter and anchor for Houston Public Radio's local All Things Considered segments...