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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Monday November 19th, 2018 :: 09:34 a.m. CST


Harris County Sheriff’s Office Releases Video of Oct. 31 Officer-Involved Shooting

Nov. 19, 2018 -- The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is releasing video of the Oct. 31, 2018 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Jose Luis Centeno Jr., 17.

Centeno attempted to evade a deputy who tried to conduct a traffic stop after observing Centeno’s vehicle fail to stop for a school bus that was unloading students in the 7600 block of Spring Cypress Road. After a brief pursuit, Centeno’s vehicle became stuck in a ditch in the 14800 block of Stuebner Airline Road.

As deputies approached his vehicle on foot. Centeno disregarded the deputies’ verbal commands, then raised a handgun and fired it in the deputies’ direction from the driver’s seat. Five deputies then returned fire, fatally wounding Centeno. It was later determined that Centeno’s weapon was a replica air gun powered by a carbon-dioxide canister (see attached photo).

The incident remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs.

Link to video:

Harris County Sheriff's Office
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Houston, TX 77002

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