HOUSTON – A dispute over dogs two years ago purportedly led to a Houston police officer shooting a man, according to a recently filed state district lawsuit.
In the 13-page suit filed against the city on Oct. 13 in the Harris County 151st District Court, Casey Brown explains that Officer Jason Loosmore “fired multiple shots at close range” at him.
Prior to the incident in question, Loosmore confronted Brown about the plaintiff’s dog attacking his. Donning street clothes at the time, the officer threatened Brown with arrest, the complaint states.
The original petition further asserts that Loosmore physically attacked Brown. The plaintiff freed himself and saw the officer point his service weapon at him.
“Unarmed, the plaintiff pleaded with Officer Loosmore not to shoot,” the suit says.
Brown claims that he was struck in the chest and stomach, alleging the officer handcuffed him while he “was bleeding on the law of his mother’s home from the gunshot wounds.”
Loosmore and former Chief of Police Charles A. McClelland, Jr. join the city as co-defendants in the case.
Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.
He is represented by the law firm Guerra & Farah, PLLC in Houston.
Harris County 151st District Court Case No. 2018-73987