Corey Hayes, 22, Shot Dead by Reserve Deputy: Bayou Body Count No. 189

Houston police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death by an off-duty Harris County sheriff's reserve deputy after he fought with relatives and then forced his way into the deputy's nearby apartment.

The fatal shooting occurred just after 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, at 11900 Oakmoor Parkway. The suspect, identified as Corey Hayes, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Harris County Precinct 7 deputy, who was not identified in the police report, shot and killed Hayes, using her duty weapon. She was not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Dominguez and C. Hassig reported:

Hayes got into a disturbance with his mother and grandmother, who live in an apartment near the deputy, at the above address. At some point during the disturbance, the mother and grandmother fled to the deputy's apartment and forced their way inside as the deputy was walking in her front door. Moments later, Hayes broke into the deputy's residence by kicking in the front door. The deputy identified herself as an officer and gave verbal commands for Hayes to stop, which he ignored. Hayes then charged toward the deputy and his mother. Fearing for her safety and that of Hayes' family members, the deputy discharged her duty weapon and struck Hayes.

The case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division and the Harris County District Attornery's Office. The Precinct 7 Constable's Internal Affairs Unit will also investigate the incident.

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