HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police released body-worn camera footage of a shooting that killed a suspect in northeast Houston on May 18.
That afternoon, Deven Nnawuchi was allegedly threatening his girlfriend and her children
while all of them were inside her SUV. Nnawuchi allegedly drove off in
his girlfriend's SUV, leaving her and the children in a neighborhood.
However, as the woman was making a police report about Nnawuchi, he returned. That's where the body camera footage picks up.
one series of videos, you can see Officer Donahue interviewing the
woman about Nnawuchi's erratic and dangerous behavior when he drives
back through the area.
"That's him! That's him!" The woman could be heard saying in the video.
video then shows Officer Donahue getting into his patrol car and giving
chase. As he's about to get out of his patrol car at the 6400 block of
Heath near Cheeves, you can hear the officer saying on the police radio
that the suspect had a gun.
"He's got a gun be careful," Donahue said.
Moments later, you hear multiple rounds of gunfire.
another angle, the body-worn camera video of officer J. Salinas shows
airbags deploy in his car and a windshield cracked. That's because
Nnawuchi had just slammed into him with the SUV as he was apparently
trying to outrun Officer Donahue.
The video shows Officer Salinas getting out of his car, taking cover from behind a house, and also opening fire.
unclear where all the gunshots came from in the video, Houston police
say two officers discharged their weapons after the suspect took a shot
at them with his gun. No police officers were hit.
body-worn cameras then capture from different angles, officers
approaching an injured Nnawuchi after he was hit multiple times.
Nnawuchi fights officers' efforts to put his hands behind his back, and
handcuff him. Once he was secure, the video shows Officer Salinas,
clearly suffering the effects of the car crash, sitting on the ground,
while other officers check on him.
"I'm good, I'm good, he just
ran straight into my car," said the young officer. Officer Salinas then
gets up and tries to continue his police work. An older officer tells
him to sit down and radios for medical assistance for the officer.
Salinas suffered minor injuries and is alright. Nnawuchi would die from
his gunshot wounds at the hospital. Houston police released these
body-worn cameras within 30 days of the shooting as per policy. The
incident itself is still under investigation.