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The world famous annual 20 day Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, WorldFest: Houston International Film Festival, and Comicpalooza the largest pop culture convention in the state of Texas, you'll never have a dull moment in the great city of Houston. Search for top events in Houston

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Weather Forecast for Houston

This Afternoon

A 20 percent chance of rain before 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

Mostly clear, with a low around 47. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Washington's Birthday

Sunny, with a high near 63. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday Night

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 51. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms. High near 62. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 51.

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Wednesday Night

Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 55.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 72.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 72.

Locals Tips

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Houston News and Events

Officer 'will be charged' in connection with deadly shootout, HPD says

Affidavits obtained Friday alleged that "material untruths or lies" were used to get a search warrant for a southeast Houston home last month where a raid turned into a deadly shootout, according to Houston police Chief Art Acevedo.

The chief said that he knows a crime has already been committed as part of obtaining the original search warrant that led to the Jan. 28 raid and shootout at 7815 Harding St. that left five officers injured and two suspects dead.

The affidavits obtained by Channel 2 Investigates on Friday were connected to the internal investigation of the shooting.

DOCUMENTS: Read affidavits obtained by Channel 2 Investigates
Warrant 1 | Warrant 2

According to the documents, a sergeant with the Houston Police Department's Special Investigations Unit stated that he and his partner were unable to track down any confidential informants involved in a drug buy at the home of 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas and 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle. Both were killed in the shooting which also resulted in the shooting of four HPD officers. A fifth officer injured his knee in the melee.

In the warrant, the sergeant says that Officer Gerald Goines, of HPD's Narcotics Division, provided officers, including a high-ranking narcotics division supervisor, two different names of confidential informants. The warrant stated the two officers, "interviewed all of the confidential informants and all denied making a buy for Goines from the Harding Street residence, and ever purchasing narcotics from Nicholas or Tuttle."

VIDEO: Acevedo talks about affidavits

"We know for a fact that, more than likely, the investigating officer will be charged with a serious crime at some point," Acevedo said.

A spokesman for the Harris County District Attorney's Office said the case will be presented to a grand jury to determine if any criminal charges should be filed.

Acevedo said the documents showed that his department is involved in an extensive investigation of the events that led to the shooting.

"The community will absolutely know the good, the bad and the ugly," Acevedo said.

The chief said that he would urge patience as the investigation proceeds, and asked the community to refrain from painting the department with a "broad brush" because of the actions of one officer.

"We will take as much time as we need to get to the bottom of this case," Acevedo said.

Channel 2 Legal Analyst, Brian Wice said the new documents most certainly put the officers in legal jeopardy.

"There is a specific part of the penal code for rogue cops who believe they can perjure themselves," Wice said.

Wice said aggravated perjury, official oppression and tampering with a government document are among the possible charges for police officers who purposely lie on sworn statements.

He said tampering with a government document and aggravated perjury are third-degree felonies punishable by 2 to 10 years behind bars.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner released a statement on the internal investigation:

"I endorse a full and thorough investigation into this matter to determine what did and did not take place, and I stress that this be completed as soon as possible. I will refrain from commenting about it until I have all facts before me."

The Houston Police Officers' Union released the following statement about Friday's developments:

"On February 7, 2019, the HPOU released a statement that no further comments on this case would occur until the case agent was able to be interviewed. We believe that interview took place on February 13th and we just heard some facts confirmed at the Chief's news conference, which are extremely concerning. Such actions, if true, would be extremely disturbing and would not be a reflection of the many men and women of HPD who do an incredible job every day, including those who have worked tirelessly since the shooting ensuring that no stone goes unturned.

"We stand by our assertion from February 7th that the house on Harding Street was not selected at random and we did have information that narcotics were being used/sold at that location. Clearly the officer at the center of this investigation, like any suspect in a criminal case, is innocent until proven guilty. However, at the end of the day, we are all law enforcement officers and the law must be equally enforced against anyone who is proven to be guilty of breaking it.

"Regardless of any criminal investigation, the HPOU will support and participate in any review and changes to policy/procedures that can prevent an incident like this from ever happening again. If these allegations are proven, all HPD officers will have to work to regain the trust of the citizens we serve. Our pledge is the same we have made to you on many occasions: we will use every bit of our energy to provide the most professional law enforcement services to the citizens of Houston."

Doug Murphy, President Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, released the following statement:

"I think the focus needs to be on the great tragedy of innocent people being killed and officers being shot solely because an officer lied.

"Moving forward every case he handled is going to be under very strict scrutiny and very well likely to have evidence legally thrown out and the cases overturned. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for some narcotics officers to embellish facts in an aggressive pursuit to catch drug dealers.

"However, it's another thing to blatantly, outright lie and cause innocent people to die. All the officers involved in the lies and nefarious conduct need to be held legally accountable to ensure that this hopefully never happens again."

Houston Mayoral candidate Tony Buzbee released the following statement:

"If someone screwed up they must be held accountable. That's how it must be, period. But I would hope that in the event there was a mistake, we not paint our entire police force with a broad brush or jump to conclusions about our police. They have a tough job. I grieve for all the families involved."

Houston Mayoral candidate Bill King issued the following statement:

"This entire situation is deeply unsettling and tragic because it has resulted in the death of two Houstonians and needlessly put our officers' lives in jeopardy. It's obvious this is a failure of leadership from the top. Houstonians deserve to know when Sylvester Turner and Art Acevedo learned about these troubling allegations, and how long this would have been kept a secret had the media not uncovered the affidavit?

"It's clear there needs to be a third-party, independent investigation by the FBI or the Texas Rangers to determine what led to the deadly raid and to ensure something like this never happens again."

Channel 2 Investigates is still digging through the new records and will continue to update this breaking story throughout the day.

VIDEO: Channel 2 Investigates reporter Mario Diaz questions Acevedo about affidavits


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Models needed: Quinceaera Expo gearing up to make dreams come true

While you're getting ready for your daughter's quinceañera, your cousin's quinceañera or your own quinceañera, the Quinceañera Expo at George R. Brown will have you covered.

The event will be held from 12-5 p.m. Feb. 24 at 1001 Avenida De Las Americas in downtown Houston.

There will be four fashion shows that will consist of two quinceañera shows, according to the event page. With over 100 exhibitors you are sure to find what you're looking for.

For tickets, click here.

The organizer said models are needed for the Houston show.

If you know someone who is interested in modeling, call or text 210-781-6377.

Click here if you want to model Quinceañera dresses.

Click here if you want to model prom dresses.

Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Fill out this form and a kit about the expo will be sent to you by e-mail.

2nd deadly shooting in 1 month reported at same apartment complex, police say

Officers found a man dead inside a car on Crofton Street Saturday near Homestead Road in northeast Houston.

Detectives said the evidence indicates a gunman shot into the car, killing the man.

The gunman got away.

Detectives said they are combing through surveillance video for clues.

This is the second deadly shooting at this location within the month.

On Jan. 22, police responded to the apartment just before 9:30 p.m. when they found 52-year-old Elroy Jefferson dead, according to a news release from Houston police.

Another victim at that scene was shot while driving his vehicle as he was attempting to locate his son's stolen four-wheeler. That man was injured but survived his injuries, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Watch KPRC2's series 'Sunday Conversations'

KPRC2 has launched a new interview series called "Sunday Conversations."

Houston is home to many fascinating people. They live among us and work among us, oftentimes doing great things under the radar.

KPRC2 is putting the spotlight on these Houstonians in our "Sunday Conversations" series.

Watch KPRC Channel 2 News Sundays at 10 a.m. to hear their stories of aspiration and inspiration in their own words.

To see more of the interviews after they air, head over to www.click2houston.com/sunday.

3 men arrested after high-speed chase in stolen truck in Grangerland

Early Saturday morning, a high-speed chase involving Texas State troopers took place in Montgomery County.

The Chevrolet pickup truck was chased through rural roads and ended in the small town of Grangerland.

The truck was stolen from Houston; Texas Department of Public Safety troopers said one trooper tried to stop the stolen truck around 2 a.m. on Interstate 45 between the cities of Willis and Conroe.

Troopers said the truck kept going, leading them on a 30-minute chase. The truck traveled as fast as 100 miles per hour. The driver eventually crashed into a ditch while trying to turn off of Farm-To-Market 3083 onto Massey Road in Conroe.

Montgomery County arrested the three men inside.

Troopers said all three men had existing warrants out for their arrest.

KPRC 2 Legal Analyst Brian Wice breaks down possible charges for officers in drug raid

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo maintained during a news conference Friday that the Houston Police Department had reason to investigate claims of drug activity at 7815 Harding Street.

"We have no evidence that we were just there willy-nilly," Acevedo said.

Acevedo's comments came after KPRC 2 revealed an affidavit that alleges the case agent, Officer Gerald Goines, lied in order to get a judge to sign a no-knock warrant, claiming a confidential informant bought black heroin at the house.

Acevedo said Goines likely will be charged with something. If so, then what?

"The possible charges, in this case, run the gamut from Class A Misdemeanor, official oppression, to the third-degree felonies of tampering with a government document and aggravated perjury," said KPRC 2 Legal Analyst Brian Wice.

Bottom line: It's a mess, one the case agent likely won't get out of any time soon.

The Houston Police Department continues to investigate what led to the shooting, in which four Houston police officers were shot and the two homeowners were killed. Depending on the investigation's findings, Wice says the charge could be worse.

"Depending on how one looks at the evidence, it is not entirely a stretch to say that at least the case agent, Officer Goines, may be charged - or at least could be charged - with felony murder," Wice said.

How? Well, it's on the books: Texas Penal Code 19.02.

Wice explained its meaning.

"If you commit one felony, in this case, aggravated perjury, or tampering with a government document, and in the course of, or in furtherance of the commission of that first felony, you engage in conduct that is clearly dangerous to human life, and somebody dies, that's felony murder," Wice said.

Any charge would have to wait until the completion of that internal investigation. If it is concluded that Officer Goines intentionally gave false information to get the initial no-knock warrant, Wice says: "If he knew that that warrant had the force and effect of last week's losing lotto ticket, and he's at the front door getting ready to achieve entry, he's no longer a cop. He's a home invader with a badge and a gun."

Woman killed after car runs stop sign, causing 2-vehicle crash

A woman was killed Saturday night after a car failed to yield at a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle, officials said.

The accident was reported at 7:02 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Bellfort Avenue.

Houston police said the woman died at the scene.

It is unknown how many others were injured in the crash. No arrests have been made.

City of Houston asks judge to declare Proposition B invalid

The city of Houston is reportedly asking a judge to declare Proposition B invalid.

This comes as the city has been trying to figure out how to add firefighters' pay raises into the budget.

In November, voters passed Proposition B, which gives Houston Fire Department firefighters equal pay to that of Houston police officers of the same rank.

Mayor Sylvester Turner, who was opposed to Prop B from the start, issued the following statement:

"The City of Houston has filed a motion for a summary judgment in response to the Firefighters Union's lawsuit so that the remaining legal questions regarding Proposition B can be resolved expeditiously.

"Simultaneously, the City is moving forward with implementing Prop B while it attempts to negotiate with the union to phase in pay raises at an annual cost of more than $100 million.

"Until the judge issues a decision and while discussions continue, Mayor Turner has asked all departments to prepare for Prop. B implementation which would require employee layoffs and cuts in services to citizens.

"Both courses of action are consistent with the mayor's stated position to implement Prop. B without creating further financial instability for the city."

VIRAL VIDEO: Nearly 50 cars involved in pileup on Missouri highway

Dozens of vehicles were involved in a scary chain-reaction crash on an icy road near Kansas City on Friday, the Kansas City Star reports.

The crash happened on I-70 westbound at mile marker 29 at around 11:30 a.m.

A reported 47 vehicles were run off the road or damaged as a result, according to a Missouri Highway Patrol spokesman.

After the roadway became blocked when a few vehicles initially collided, other vehicles coming behind were going too quickly to stop and ended in the pileup.

A video from Jamon Weaver that was posted on Twitter has already gotten millions of views.

Unbelievable footage from the pileup on I-70 today. My jaw dropped to the floor first time I saw this video. pic.twitter.com/kKeauYDlfG

-- Dante' Jones (@Dantej21) February 15, 2019

Father spinning gun on finger accidentally shoots self at daughter's birthday party

Deputies said a father accidentally shot himself at his daughter's 16th birthday party in Humble Saturday.

It happened at a home on Wintergreen Drive near Woodland Hills Drive.

Detectives said the man was spinning his gun on his finger when it went off. He shot himself in the stomach and is now in the hospital, officials said.

Deputies have not shared an update on how he's doing.

2020 WWE Royal Rumble to be held in Houston

Mark your calendar! Houston is slated to host the 2020 WWE Royal Rumble at Minute Maid Park, according to WWE.

It will be held Jan. 26, 2020, at the ballpark.

"Fans attending this Sunday's Elimination Chamber event at the Toyota Center in Houston will receive an exclusive pre-sale offer to buy tickets to the Royal Rumble before the general public. Details on ticket availability will be forthcoming. Additionally, fans in attendance will have the chance to win four tickets to the 2020 Royal Rumble by taking part in a special Twitter and Instagram sweepstakes," WWE Corporate said in a press release.

2 shot outside northwest Houston gas station, 1 dies, police say

One man is dead early Saturday after he and another man were shot at a gas station, police said.

Houston police said the shooting was reported around 3:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Little York Road, near Montgomery Road.

When investigators arrived, they learned that one victim was at Houston Fire Station 67, less than a half mile from the scene of the shooting.

Police said the two men may have known the shooter, who is still at large.

The shooter is described as being dark-skinned with long dreadlocks, standing about 5 feet, 10 inches and in his mid-20's.

VIDEO: Surveillance video captures deadly shooting in northwest Houston

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Boy recounts attempted abduction in NW Harris County neighborhood

A Harris County family is unnerved after their son was the apparent target of an attempted abduction.

Surveillance video shows just how close the alleged creeper got to the 11-year-old.

"Nothing really went through my mind besides running into the house and locking the doors," Rome Rivera said. "And that's exactly what I did."

On the video, recorded Monday morning in the Champions Crossing neighborhood in Willowbrook, you can see Rivera walk out to get a package from his mother's truck, which was parked behind the tree in the upper right hand corner of the video. A late model pickup truck pulls up at the top of the screen to a stop sign -- and you see Rivera walk back toward the house. That's when the driver opens the door, and Rivera says the driver yelled at him.

"He opens his door," Rivera said. "Is about to step out but he doesn't and says, starts yelling, 'Get in my truck. Get in my truck. Get in my truck.'"

The surveillance video then shows Rivera make a beeline back to his front door. The driver closes his door and sits at the stop sign momentarily before slowly taking a right turn out of the neighborhood. The incident has not left the minds of Rivera and his family.

"I have not gone out by myself, I've made sure of my surroundings, look out my window every once in a while," Rivera said. "Make sure there's nobody out there."

Rivera's mother wants answers.

"I would like to know who it was and I would like the authorities to be able to run a background check," Christie Rivera said. "And make sure that this isn't a child predator on our streets."

The truck in the video appears to have signage on the side and looks like a work truck.

Rome Rivera said a passenger was inside with the male driver but he couldn't tell if the passenger was male or female.

If you have any information contact the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

EXCLUSIVE: One-on-one with HPD Chief Art Acevedo on deadly shootout

KPRC2 Investigative reporter Mario Diaz sat down with Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo on Friday to talk about the investigation into his department's role in a deadly shootout last month.

The Jan. 28 shootout left Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas dead and four Houston police officers shot.

Earlier Friday, Acevedo said a narcotics officer is accused of lying in the affidavit that led to the raid and shootout, which left Tuttle and Nicholas dead.

Timeline: Harding Street raid-turned-shootout

Acevedo said one of his officers will be charged with a serious crime at some point. He also insisted that the community would learn "the good, the bad and the ugly" details about the investigation.

VIDEO: Acevedo talks about affidavits

On Feb. 7, a narcotics officer was relieved of duty, the police department said. That officer was not named at the time, but police said he was connected to the case. It is not clear if it is the same officer Acevedo referenced Friday.

Affidavits obtained Friday alleged that "material untruths or lies" were used to get a search warrant for a southeast Houston home last month where a raid turned into a deadly shootout, according to Acevedo.

The chief said that he knows a crime has already been committed as part of obtaining the original search warrant that led to the raid and shootout at 7815 Harding St.

In the warrant, the sergeant says that Officer Gerald Goines, of HPD's Narcotics Division, provided officers, including a high-ranking narcotics division supervisor, two different names of confidential informants. The warrant stated the two officers "interviewed all of the confidential informants and all denied making a buy for Goines from the Harding Street residence, and ever purchasing narcotics from Nicholas or Tuttle."

The affidavits obtained by Channel 2 Investigates on Friday were connected to the internal investigation of the shooting.

DOCUMENTS: Read affidavits obtained by Channel 2 Investigates
Warrant 1 | Warrant 2

Here is part of the conversation with Acevedo:

Diaz: "Why should Houstonians not be concerned with your department? Because reading this, it is terrifying to many people."

Acevedo: We are a department of 5,200 people. The actions of one person or two persons is not reflective of the excellence of our department."

Diaz: "What was your reaction when you saw the fact within this affidavit?

Acevedo: "Well, you know, when you see the facts in this affidavit, it causes, it's (of) great concern."

Diaz: "Chief, you indicated you had reason to be at that home. There appears to be no reason listed in this affidavit."

Acevedo: "But remember, that affidavit is but one piece of a very comprehensive investigation. It's important for people to realize and remember that we still have the video from our patrol units, the cad calls, everything that set into motion this series of events. Having said that, when you lie in an affidavit or you mislead in an affidavit, that is a very serious offense and it's a serious criminal offense."

Diaz: "And it's an officer of yours that is doing it, sir?

Acevedo: "Absolutely, and so, guess what? No one gets a pass in this department. None of us."

Diaz: "Would you be open to having the feds come in and investigate this case?

Acevedo: "Let me tell you something, I run this department, like I tried to explain to the union last week. I've already been in communication with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice."

Diaz: "Does Officer Goines compromise any previous cases that he has been involved with the HPD in this city as result of his actions in this case?

Acevedo: "My focus right now, our primary focus is this ongoing investigation, but under Brady we have to go back and we have to look at all the cases he was involved in."

Diaz: "Have you begun that process?"

Acevedo: "That is part of the ongoing investigation."

Policy changes may be coming to HPD after deadly shootout

On Monday night, the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice will host a town hall meeting to discuss no-knock warrants, the type that was served at Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas' home.

"We get the truth about what happened with the Tuttle's and the no-knock warrants," said Hai Bui, an executive member of the coalition.

The couple died after several narcotics officers entered the home for a drug raid. Last month's shootout left the couple dead and four Houston police officers with gunshot wounds.

All eyes are on HPD, especially after Chief Art Acevedo said a narcotics officer is accused of lying in the affidavit that led to the raid and shootout, which left Tuttle and Nicholas dead.

The town hall meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Talento Bilingue de Houston, 333. S. Jensen Drive. Members from the Community Activists for Justice along with citizens will be at the meeting.

Bui said they invited Acevedo, District Attorney Kim Ogg and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

"We got our radar up and knew something was going on, so we've been paying attention and very focused on trying to bring light and justice to the Tuttles," Bui said.

He believes no-knock raids are dangerous and referenced a 2017 New York Times' investigation of deadly no-knock raids from 2010 to 2016, which found that 94 people died in those type of operations, 13 of them being law enforcement and 81 being civilians.

On Friday afternoon, Acevedo said after what happened on Harding Street, authorities plan on looking into the policy and also referenced The New York Times article.

"I don't think after we're done here, after I had four officers shot and two suspects killed ... we'll be tightening that up pretty well," Acevedo said. "The truth of the matter is, if somebody flushes all the evidence it probably wasn't because you had to not use a no knock, you probably didn't have that much evidence to start with and secondly, if it's that dangerous, we probably need to use ... a different type of team to go in."

Acevedo also addressed the fact the undercover officers did not have body cameras on while executing the warrant, something he said may change soon.

"If we make the decision then there's a high probability that we will move towards ... our entry teams putting body-worn cameras on them, there's a high probability we'll move to that sooner rather than later," Acevedo said.

Bui said he also wants a third party to investigate, but Acevedo said he's confident his department can investigate itself.

"We are working to ask the Texas Rangers to come out and investigate HPD. We need an outside body, we cannot have the fox watching the henhouse," Bui said.

Dozens of strangers attend Marine veteran's funeral in Houston

When word got out that one Marine veteran may be buried alone, dozens of people from all over the state came to make sure he received the respect they said he deserves.

Gary Memmelaar, who was 73 when he died, in Vietnam in the Marine Corps.

"The one thing to be thankful for is that we standing here have life -- the privilege of breathing air," said the pastor to about 100 attendees at Houston National Cemetery on Friday.

It was a special moment when people from all walks of life traveled to pay their respects to a man who served this country.

"I never knew the gentlemen, of course, but with the service of our country that he did serve, you got to honor him for it," Robert Hall, a World War II Navy veteran, said.

Hall is one of the dozens of people who attended who never knew Memmelaar. Co-workers of the veteran worried he'd be buried alone. But when the veteran community heard about the funeral, word spread.

"It was great to see this. It kind of went viral, and it's great to see the large and strong veteran community come together," Sean Bear, of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, said.

Dozens gave their time and hearts to a stranger. The funeral service was crowded.

"This is the biggest turnout I've ever seen," Cheryl Whitfield, with the National Memorial Ladies, said.

"He was a brother. That's all there is to it," Vincent Moreno, a World War II veteran, said.

"I hope they never give up supporting the servicemen because they're very vital to this country," Hall said.

To many people's surprise, Memmelaar's son attended.

"In the final days, our relationship was estranged and we didn't spend time together, and so we didn't get to have any real closure, and we didn't have a chance to say goodbye," Greg Memmelaar, the veteran's son, said.

On Friday, however, with the help of prayer and support, Greg Memmelaar was at peace.

"(My father) gave me my name, and today each one of you is helping me honor our name, so I thank you for that," Greg Memmelaar said to the crowd of people who attended.

The once-lone veteran was buried with an abundance of gratitude.

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'They all should have done their homework': Neighbor of shootout victims on HPD

Neighbors of Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas have been very vocal about the fact that they believed something was off about last month's shootout that left the couple dead and four Houston police officers shot.

One neighbor said she is confident the truth will come out, and according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, new details are already starting to emerge about the validity of the search warrant the Houston Police Department was serving at the home of Tuttle and Nicholas on Jan. 28.

Sarah Sanchez, their neighbor, said it's hard to pass by the couple's home on Harding Street.

Timeline: Harding Street raid-turned-shootout

"It's unbelievable. It's horrible. You just want to wake up (and think) it's a dream, but it's not happening," Sanchez said.

She said she knew the family and even texted Nicholas about the shooting the day it happened, not knowing her friend had been killed. She said she is not happy with the way her neighbors were portrayed by police.

"Because we all know they're not the drug dealers, we all know they're not bad people and we all know that they don't hate cops," Sanchez said.

On Friday, Acevedo said a narcotics officer is accused of lying in the affidavit that led to the raid and shootout, which left Tuttle and Nicholas dead.

Sanchez was upset to hear the developments in the case.

"We cried. We cried because they were killed for no reason," Sanchez said.

Acevedo said one of his officers will be charged with a serious crime at some point. He also insisted that the community would learn "the good, the bad and the ugly" details about the investigation.

On Feb. 7, a narcotics officer was relieved of duty, the Police Department said. That officer was not named, but police said he was connected to the case.

Sanchez says she questions the system and yearns for justice for her friends.

"It takes me to a whole different level about cops. I know just because there's one sour apple in the bunch doesn't mean they're all sour, but at the same time, it's not just one man ... saying, 'Hey, go do this.' They all should have done their homework," Sanchez said.

The Greater Houston Coalition for Justice is planning a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss no-knock warrants -- the kind of warrant that was being served at the couple's home. The group said the meeting is open to the public, and they invited Acevedo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

The new revelations had everyone talking -- including two mayoral candidates.

Candidate Tony Buzbee said in a statement, "If someone screwed up, they must be held accountable. But I would hope that, in the event there was a mistake, we not paint our entire police force with a broad brush or jump to conclusions about our police."

Bill King, who is also running for mayor, is one of those calling for an outside investigation.

"At this point in time, I don't think there's any question. Nobody's going to have any confidence in this investigation if we don't have a third party do it," King said.

Acevedo stood firm on his stance that he will not ask for outside help and believes his unit will uncover the truth.

Driver at large after crashing into elderly woman's home in NE Harris County

A driver is on the run after deputies say the person crashed into a home in northeast Harris County.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday at a house near Ciceter Road and Hollybrook Lane, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Lillie Faulkner, 82, was sleeping in her home heard a loud bang.

"I jumped up immediately, half asleep, and ran out," Faulkner said.

When she got to the garage area, Faulkner found parts of her garage in pieces along with the car that had crashed leaving behind extensive damage.

"We smelled gas at first," Faulkner said. "We thought the car might blow up because it just pushed everything in. The foundation has been damaged and (an area near the back yard) has been shifted. I am not angry and upset at him, I would just like to know how it happened. It's pretty devastating. I just want it like it was."

The driver of the vehicle fled on foot, but authorities said neighbors know who that person is.

A search of the license plate showed the vehicle was registered to a home just a mile away from the scene of the accident.

Deputies are investigating to determine the cause of the accident and whether the driver was impaired or if the vehicle was stolen.

The vehicle has since been towed away, leaving extensive damage to the home.

Two dead after shooting near Memorial Park Dunkin' Donuts, police say

Two people are dead after a shooting at a Rice Military Dunkin Donuts, Houston police said.

"Our preliminary indications are that this was a senseless and tragic act of domestic violence. Perpetrated by an individual with a known relationship and a history of domestic violence toward the victim," said Lt. Zachary Becker, with the Houston Police Homicide Division.

The manager of the location was working when her boyfriend came inside and shot her, and then shot himself, police said.

"We have confirmed from people who knew the victim that there was a history of serious domestic violence against her but we'll have some follow up to confirm whether or not she sought help with that in the past," Becker said.

A heavy police presence inside and outside the store could be seen from SKY2 on Friday.

"There was an employee there who did witness the incident, but no other persons were threatened or injured," Becker said.

The shooting was reported just before noon at the Memorial Drive location, police said.

Residents like Forrest Walker couldn't help but worry. This was on his regular route to Memorial Park.

"I pass by on my way to Memorial Park about two hours ago," Walker said. "If I was passing 20 minutes earlier, I probably could have caught it."