Two Houston Police Officers Kill Gunman Who Aimed At Cops While Obama Tries To Talk Down Social Divide

Tyler Durden's picture

Among the numerous mostly peaceful protests across the country overnight, another deadly incident between a lone black gunman and police took place shortly after midnight on Saturday, one which will further raise tensions and likely lead to more deadly escalation of this week's events.

According to ACB13, two Houston officers shot and killed an armed man on the city's south side early this morning. Police says the officers involved were wearing body cameras and they each fired multiple shots.

Houston Police Department officials say the shooting happened on Cullen near Ward around 12:40am. Officers say they saw a man with a revolver standing in the road. There were two officers in one vehicle and they asked the man to put the revolver down. Police say a witness also asked him to drop the weapon. Officers say instead of dropping the gun, the man raised his weapon pointing it in the air. He then lowered it and pointed it at the two officers.

Immediately after, HPD says they each fired multiple shots and he died at the scene.

Bystander Eric Puckett told KTRK-TV that the victim was a black male. The officers' races were not immediately known.


A woman who says she's the man's wife later identified him as Alva Braziel. 

KTRK says one of the unidentified officers is a 10-year veteran of the force, and the other is a 13-year veteran. As is routine following any officer-involved shooting, the officers will be investigated by internal affairs, along with Harris County.

Abc13 cites a bystander, Eric Puckett, who told abc13 he thinks black men in the area are being targeted. "It's like we got a target on our back even if we're innocent, it hurts," said Puckett. "You don't even want to walk outside your house any more. But to all the young black men and young black women out there, all black people, do something positive." It was unclear if Puckett had anything to say about the alleged shooter pointing his gun at police officers when told to stand down.


A nearby gas station captured the scene and police say the video will confirm what happened, along with witness testimony. Police continue to investigate at the scene where a large crowd has gathered. abc13 writes that its reporters saw shell casings and the revolver among the evidence markers.

Dwight Boykins tells abc13, "The biggest gorilla in the room is very clear. We need to put officers in neighborhoods that reflect the neighborhood."

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Meanwhile, speaking in Poland, President Obama addressed the ongoing events in the US and said that America is "not as divided" as it was in the 1960s, while admitting this has been "a very tough week" for the nation. Obama added that Americans of all races and backgrounds are "rightly outraged" by the deadly attack on Dallas police officers, and "rightly saddened and angered" by the fatal police shooting of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. 

"You're not seeing riots. You're not seeing police going after people who are protesting peacefully. You've seen, almost uniformly, peaceful protests and you've seen, uniformly, police handling those protests with professionalism," Obama said.

"We have to make sure that all of us step back, do some reflection and make sure that the rhetoric we engage in is constructive and not destructive. That we're not painting anybody with an overly broad brush and we're not constantly thinking the worst in other people rather than the best." 

"Police have a really difficult time in communities where they know guns are everywhere," he said. "And as I said before, they have a right to come home and now they have very little margin of error in terms of making decisions. "If you care about the safety of police officers, then you can't set aside the gun issue," Obama said.  

The president also said that those who protested the killings of the two black men are as outraged as anyone by the killings of five police officers in Dallas.

Obama says that "as tough, as hard, as depressing" as has been the loss of lives this week, "we've got a foundation to build on."

He then proceeded to pivot to his favorite topic, gun control, saying he would continue to lobby for gun control in the wake of the series of shootings, adding that it should be "harder for disturbed people to get guns."  It was unclear if he was referring to US police officers, whose response he broadly criticized on Thursday, and tried to placate today by saying that there has been a "huge drop" in murder rates in the US which is a "testament to smarter policing."

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Harlequin001's picture

What a terrible fucking shame.

If he hadn't been able to buy a gun, he wouldn't have been able to point it at police, and he wouldn't have been shot.

And this would have been another non news story...

But he probably believed in his right to have one. And died for it. Credit...

Victorio's picture

You're an idiot. If a guy wants to get shot there is nothing you can do about it or prevent it, gun or no gun.

Stop being a fucking tool thinking that more govt controll and restriction solves anything.

I M DeMan's picture

As long as the gun-totting fellow was not a dangerous climate change denier, there's no excuse. They should have just let him shoot them to satisfy the Far Left tearrists in the media.


I hope Lowretta gets all over this!

Harlequin001's picture

I think you're wasting your time there dude, the guy is beyond help... or reason.

I've NEVER been racist, but when I see these guys, who are all black by the way, just in case you hadn't noticed, all vyeing for airtime with all those whites who are indiscriminately shooting at people because they're black, .. oh wait... because they think the police won't act because there'll be a demonstration openly flouting the law because they think they can get away with it; execute every last fucking one of them, and the reporters who pass this shit off as something else.

Hope that's clear...

JamesBond's picture

Goddamn.  Look at his eyes.  Did  his thorazine wear off?



LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) JamesBond Jul 9, 2016 2:21 PM

I'm siding with Dear Leader Obama on this one by saying "I'm (insert my race here) whitey - who gives a shit about this shooting becasue they aren't (insert my race here) ______." 

WHITE LIVES MATTER and this just happened: Cops Shoot White Guy in Fresno; Nobody Pays Attention

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

While Police State is oppress everyone in Russia, China, Cuba, and Islamofascist state is rob, pillage, and behead in Syria/Afghanistan/Iraq/Iran and every other jobnut emotionally dysregulated regime in Middle East, and Islamigrant is rape Scandinavian woman in Europe, Amerikansky is lost in what is color of skin of cop and perp. To famously quote Monty Python, "Let us not bicker of who is kill who!"

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

There are thousands of people who need to be shot.  Regardless of race, gender or religion.

If you wanted to truly make the world a better place -- for a few decades.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Dallas, Saint of Louis, Austin, New York… Maybe black man in Amerika is so confuse by patronage of Plantation Democrat State that is confuse local law enforcement for enemy that is large centralize government. Question for Black SJW, who is write "Jim Crow Law"? Who is segregate Federal Government Staff in 1913 (hint, was not Taft)? Who is put Rosa Park at back of bus (Hint: Gayle, mayor of Montgomery is Democrat)? Who is prevent attendance at same school (Hint, Topeka School Board over 50% Democrat)? Maybe if Black Amerikansky Race Baitor and Victim is get off fat ass and read history instead of steal running shoe and mob-for-hire action in Ferguson and read OWN DAMN HISTORY!

… But what is Boris know!?

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is conclude that man who is think free but is not is more bondage than slave in shackle.

Harlequin001's picture

Boris, I have been reading your stuff for years and I still have not the first clue what you're saying...

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

You are maybe wife of Boris appear incognito!?

Harlequin001's picture

I most certainly hope not old stick.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Maybe an MRI and psychiatric panel would illuminate some possible causes.  

Harlequin001's picture

What? You're obviously some 'medical equipment' salesman...

DontWorry's picture

Careful Boris, is coming close to break character.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Boris is long ago break under oppression of tyranny of statism - is nothing left for break.

duo's picture

You know, if black lives really mattered to our leaders, we wouldn't be shipping our jobs overseas, closing our factories, creating permanent unemployment and dependency, and then pretending we need black people when it's election season.

Come on, Donald, I'm writing your next speech for you.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

What is so obvious to half brain non-Amerikansky is maybe so dense head to Liberal, dysregulated victimhood Amerikansky. Black Life Matter is fecal excrement from inception, just well place crisis for sociopath politician. Please Amerikansky, you are not so stupid…!

espirit's picture

Should be a Hot Summer Saturday Night.

R U Ready?

Richard Chesler's picture

Obongo is a disgrace and does not represent America.


Fisherman Blue's picture

He is worse than that. He is a cocksucking idiot who has race baited until he got his result.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

To quote Mr. George Carlin, "You are nail two stick together, some idiot is buy it". Same is with victimhood, fear, hate, doubt. Raise issue, and you are somewhere find idiot to believe. Assemble enough idiot, give to idiot bull horn, and you are elect cucksocking idiot to highest office of land.

LasVegasDave's picture

Looks like "philandro" the MN "victim" was no angel


surprise, surprise


BLM is built on a mountain of lies

L Bean's picture

You fucking moron. All he was guilty of was "matching the description" of a suspect. It's the oldest lie in the cop book. 

You should be ashamed of that BS article you linked to. Showing his gf w Newport cigarettes...and somehow linking her to the "robbery suspect", because they had stolen some Newports! Unfuckingreal.

LasVegasDave's picture

suck a dick, cuck. 

Matching the description of a robbery suspect is cause enough to pull someone over.

Too bad "Philandro" suffered from black man's disease and couldnt obey simple instructions from a police officer.  If he had, he'd still be alive, as would his fellow degenerate, St. CD the child molestor.


L Bean's picture

Enjoy your delusion, kkk tard

DosZap's picture

You're 100% dead on.

If you do not understand hands up, or face down,on the ground verbal commands AND do not do it,expect VERY bad shit to happen to you.(no matter what color you are)

An officer in this situation has only one choice take you down, least violent manner first,IF possible.

Seriously what part of that does ANYONE not get?.You cannot argue with a cop, and come out on top.

IF you're innocent, sue their ass,and collect a fat check.

Or be stupid and be DEAD.

Socratic Dog's picture

So, you're in favor of Comply or Die.  Good for you.  I must be getting old, I don't remember that bit from the Bill of Rights.  But I'm sure it's there, from the assurance with which you speak.  The Right to Comply or Die.

But I do recall the Right to Argue with a Cop.  It's called the First Amendment, or something.

RichardP's picture

Seriously?  You've never heard of the legitimate charge "resisting arrest"?

That charge could not exist if the First Amendment gave us a right to argue with Cops.

At a national level, when the enemy is coming at us across the border with guns in their hands, their intent is clear.  The only logical response from those hired to defend the country is comply or die.  In private life, when someone is coming at you with a gun, their intent is also clear.  Why is it wrong to be in favor of Comply or Die then?  In such a situation, someone is going to die.  Who should die - the one we have hired to protect us, or the one who is trying to harm us?  The question is no more complicated than that.

Don't want to die?  Obey the ones we have hired to protect us.

Teach them that.  That will prove that you actually care about them, and truely do believe that their lives matter.

Golden Phoenix's picture

So what do you do when the guy you supposedly hired to protect you is trying to hurt you?

Do you think a blue shirt is magical or something? Do you think courts only punish the guilty and reward the innocent? Are you even an adult?

Who really gives a shit if a few people are driving around with broken tail lights anyway?

What a copsucker.

Tall Tom's picture





The first rule which you are taught in the Military is that you are not special, snowflake.


Your life has no more value than anyone else's.


Any Police Officer's life has no more value than anyone else's life...PERIOD....except maybe to themselves.


And as I do not place too much value upon my own life, as I have been taught this concept, then just how much do I value your life, snowflake?


I place that same value on everyone's life, snowflake.


I shall not live believing anyone to be my superior. I shall not be forced to lick the boots of anyone who dares attempt to oppress me.


You are just another feminized man without balls, enjoying the scraps which your master provides.

Harlequin001's picture

You're so full of shit it's stunning, you know that?

'as I do not place too much value upon my own life...' what a fucking wanker. Do you seriously expect anyone to believe this?

Do us a favour, and STFU, snowflake...

L Bean's picture

Brilliant observation


ACES FULL's picture

Yep,monkey see,monkey do.

Golden Phoenix's picture

You got that from your mom didn't you.

ACES FULL's picture

No your mom,cocksucker. Now go check on your hubby.

Doug's picture

You are correct - the article was wrong for labeling Philando Castile as a suspect.  But that misses the point - not only did Castile match the description of the suspect - someone who was wanted for armed robbery and presumed dangerous - he was a dead ringer.  Sure - it can be a false premise for pulling over someone for no good reason but that clearly wasn't the case here.  So, officer Yanez sees a gun and he's got a second or two to act before HE becomes the fatality.  Unfortunate incidents like this are nothing new - what's changed is how quickly bad or incomplete information about such incidents gets spread and politicized before the facts have a chance to come to light.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) I M DeMan Jul 9, 2016 1:46 PM

How about "Blacks shoot and kill another white person"

that happens every day.

Why don't you hear it, because Obama and his Jew handlers are working

to un-white America, by any means necessary.


Never One Roach's picture
Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy


The fellow Barry put in charge of forcing the issue down peoples' throats is rumored to be Hillery choice for departmental head.

Harlequin001's picture

'If a guy wants to get shot there is nothing you can do about it'

You are without doubt the biggest dick I've conversed with all night.

Now, what was that you were trying to say?

and where the fuck did you drag this up from 'thinking that more govt controll and restriction solves anything'

Oh, that's right, you just made it up.



Do us all a favour, go vote yourself up. Oh, you just did...

Victorio's picture

I didn't actually. Didn't need to. The people have spoken and identified your idiocy. 


Harlequin001's picture

yeah, all 30 of 'em. Result dude, now fuck off and stop bothering me...

Tall Tom's picture





Because you do not want to face the truth?


No. Not you.


Lick your master's boots. Don't forget to clean the Dog Shit from them.

Harlequin001's picture

No, because I'm sick and tired of trying to have an intelligent conversion with a tosser, two tossers actually, now that you've chimed in...

nightshiftsucks's picture

The real shame is that we let you breathe air,go to your safe space and fuck yourself.

Harlequin001's picture

Let me guess, you'll be a democracy loving gun owner then, willing to tolerate all views including those you don't agree with?