James Edward Smith (3515)

12/15/2006: According to HPD, an officer working a security job was asked to handle a disturbance at an apartment. When he knocked on the door, a woman invited him inside. Smith threatened him. The officer called for backup. When officers heard the woman beg Smith not to kill her, they entered the apartment. Sergeant K.D. Anthony and Officer W.E. Reiser fatally shot Smith as he turned the knife on officers. http://www.houstontx.gov/police/nr/2006/dec/nr121706-3.htm

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