FBI Houston
FBI Houston Media Office
Email: HO_media@fbi.gov
March 23, 2023

FBI Statement on Law Enforcement Activity Occurring in North Houston

On March 23, 2023, during the course of a multi-day law enforcement operation to rescue hostages, FBI agents were involved in an agent-involved shooting. At this point in time, all the hostages have been safely rescued, no FBI agents are injured, and one individual is deceased. This operation was initiated to assist the Waller County Sheriff's Office. There is no threat to public safety at this time, but we are asking people to avoid the area. The scene is currently being processed by the FBI's Evidence Response Team who will be on-site for several hours.

An FBI Shooting Incident Review Team (SIRT) will handle the agent-involved shooting investigation. The SIRT will conduct a thorough, factual, and objective investigation of the events. In the interest of protecting the investigation's integrity, we cannot provide any further details at this time.

At this time, all official information regarding this incident will come from the FBI.