The Police Shooting Of Alva Braziel [#alvabraziel #houston] Brandon Caldwell July 9, 2016 News 9 Comments A Houston man was shot and killed by a member of the Houston Police Department early Saturday morning. The victim, Alva Braziel, was shot as many as 10 times according to eyewitnesses. According to Houston Police, two officers were driving down Cullen & Ward on routine patrol in Southeast Houston when they saw Braziel in the middle of the street holding a revolver. The report states that officers stepped out of the vehicle and approached Braziel, asking him to put the weapon down. Witnesses also encouraged the man to put down his pistol according to police. The police also stated that Braziel pointed his weapon at officers before the officers opened fire, striking Braziel multiple times. He died at the scene. HPD just killed a man on Cullen. #BlackLivesMatters pic.twitter.com/6vniJ6wYVQ — Queen (@QueenBobbi) July 9, 2016 According to officials, the two officers involved in the shooting have over a decade of service with the Houston Police Department. One officer has 13 years of service while the other has 10. Police have spoken with numerous witnesses on the scene and is custom with all officer-involved shootings, the incident is currently being investigated by HPD’s Internal Affairs Division and the District Attorney’s Office. A bystander told KTRK ABC 13, “It’s like we got a target on our back even if we innocent, it hurts. You don’t even want to walk outside your house no more. But to all the young black men and young black women out there, all black people do something positive.” Surveillance video at a nearby gas station captured the incident on camera. Police have retrieved the revolver as well as several shell casings dispensed on the ground during the shooting. Both officers have been put on paid administrative leave. This was the gun recovered at the police shooting this morning. @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/QhNsBItQUr — Jake Reiner (@JakeKPRC2) July 9, 2016 Braziel’s wive who identified him said her husband was out that early in the morning because someone had stolen his horse. Other witnesses say he never pointed his weapon at the officers. We will update this story as it develops. Official report as of 5AM. The story will probably change. Where's this "witness" at? #AlvaBraziel #HoustonShooting pic.twitter.com/Xmn4ashkTa — Férina / SlickLiving (@LifeAintBreezy) July 9, 2016 Source; ABC 13, KHOU 11 Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr 9 Responses Becky k July 9, 2016 Whydo police always shot to kill instead of shooting in the leg or something stop killing…. Reply Ladethe July 9, 2016 What ever happened to tasters?..it’s like the wild West is everywhere nowadays..they could have shot the gun out of his hand or something..it DIDN’T TAKE TEN SHOTS to stop this man.. Reply procras108r85 July 9, 2016 What do you expect tasting to do? Guess you’ve never been taught about bringing knives do a gun fight. When these things happen why is it always what the police “could’ve should’ve” done? The idiot could’ve, should’ve not been waving a gun around and pointing it at people! In any case, I’d LOVE to see you try to shoot a gun out of someone’s hand, Annie Oakley.. Ladethe July 9, 2016 Tazzers Reply DBS July 9, 2016 Just by viewing this news clip….I’m thinking when you’re ordered to lower your arms and you have a gun raised in the air your arm has to bypass levels before you’re able to drop the gun to the grown. I sure hope this can be justified. -A black scared sista out of Dallas Reply Zombiedawg July 9, 2016 You don’t shoot to wound a person that is trying to shoot you. They can still kill you. And a man with a gun is not answered with a tazer….PERIOD. Pit your fuckin weapon down when you are told to. Reply Vicki July 18, 2016 This inatimforon is off the hizool! Reply Alva Braziel Videos Revealed, Questions Remain » Day & A Dream July 21, 2016 […] Thursday morning, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner published the videos of the July 9th shooting of Alva Braziel. Braziel, 38, was shot and killed by officers of the Houston Police Department seconds after […] Reply Ledisi Shares Emotional New Single, "I Can't Breathe" October 21, 2016 […] been spared,” you can relate. Given the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and Alva Braziel and so many others this year alone… you can’t help to BUT […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.