A man armed with a box cutter attacked two undercover police officers in a car and was shot to death by them, HPD says.
Kevin Bernard Hunter, 51, was killed about 9:15 last night in the 2000 block of Dewalt, near Tidwell and I-45.
Police say the two undercover cops were conducting surveillance in an unmarked car at that location.
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"Two males approached their vehicle. One of the males began beating on the vehicle and yelling profanities at the officers," HPD says. "Hunter then stated he was going to kill the officers and began stabbing and slashing at one of the officers with a box cutter. When the suspect stabbed the officer in the upper left forearm, both officers discharged their weapons and struck the suspect."
He was pronounced dead at the scene. An injured officer . a 20-year vet, was treated and released from Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. As usual with these cases, the incident is being investigated by HPD homicide, HPD Internal Affairs and the Harris County DA's office.