On Sunday February 27, 2011 just before 1:10am, the Webster Police Department responded to a call from a patron of a nightclub, Club Eden, at 522 W Nasa Pkwy.
The patron was reporting a large physical disturbance inside the Club. The disturbance appears to have started when a female patron used a lighted cigarette to burst some balloons that were being used as decorations. A male patron took exception to that and struck the female several times in the side of the head. Two officers were dispatched and observed a large group of patrons involved in a fight. Officers were assaulted while attempting to physically break up the fight.
Officers were forced to TASER several suspects but the fight continued. While attempting to arrest one of the females an officer was chocked from behind by other patrons. The officer struggled but was to the point of loosing consciousness and was forced to draw his service weapon to protect himself. As he did so another suspect grabbed his arm from the front while others pulled him backwards. One gunshot was discharged from an officer’s weapon striking one of assaulting females.
The female was treated for a gunshot wound and transported by ambulance to UTMB Hospital, Galveston where she is in critical but stable condition. A second patron was also transported to the Clear Lake Regional Hospital for injuries that occurred in the original disturbance prior to the officer’s arrival. Several officers were treated for injuries at the scene and released.
No arrests have been made at this time pending the outcome of the investigation. Three of the suspects have been identified and charges will be presented to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for their review.
The investigation is still in progress and the scene is being processed by the Webster Police Departments Criminal Investigations Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. The identity of the persons involved is still being determined and is not being released at this time. The name of the officer is not being released at this time pending the initial investigation. Several arrests from the original disturbance as well as the assaults on the responding officers have been made.
Anyone having information about this incident is asked to contact the Webster Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division, at 281-332-2426.