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Harris County Sheriff's Office
Friday July 22nd, 2022 :: 03:52 p.m. CDT


Relevant Video Footage from July 8, 2022 Deputy-Involved Shooting Released

July 22, 2022 – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Friday released relevant video footage related to a July 8, 2022 deputy-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Roderick Vankeith Brooks, 47.


Sheriff’s Office officials played the video for Brooks’ family in a private meeting before releasing the footage publicly.

 On July 8, 2022, at 6:04 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an employee of a retail store in the 2000 block of FM 1960 West, reporting that a man had stolen items from the business and hit her before fleeing on foot.

The employee described the suspect, and the 911- call taker alerted patrol deputies to be on the lookout for him.


At 6:19 p.m., a Sheriff’s Office patrol sergeant notified dispatch that he had spotted a man matching the description and that he was attempting to detain him. The video footage shows the sergeant approached Brooks on foot and ordered him to stop. Brooks fled, and the sergeant attempted to detain him using his Taser, the video shows.

The sergeant and Brooks then engaged in a physical struggle, wrestling on the ground, the video shows. At one point, the sergeant lost possession of his Taser and Brooks grabbed it. The sergeant can then be heard stating, “I’m going to shoot you. Put that down,” moments before the sergeant fired a single gunshot from his pistol.

After firing the shot, the video shows the sergeant called for help, including an ambulance. Brooks was pronounced dead on the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division, Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. An autopsy is being performed by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

 The sergeant has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigations.


*Note: Key moments in the video have been paused so that the sergeant’s Taser and pistol are clearly visible.


Harris County Sheriff's Office
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Houston, TX 77002

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