Patrolman Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Patrolman Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 9, 1973

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Antonio Guzman, Jr.

Patrolman Antonio Guzman was shot and killed near the intersection of Telephone Road and Drouet Street. He and his partner stopped a pickup truck for driving with no tail lights. While searching the truck a box of ammunition was found and the patrolmen asked the driver to exit the vehicle. When the officers tried to search the driver, the driver pulled out a .25 caliber handgun and shot Patrolman Guzman in the chest. He and his partner were able to return fire, striking the suspect four times, and critically wounding him.

Patrolman Guzman had served with the Houston Police Department for two years and had previously served with the United States Army. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1111
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Shot and wounded

traffic stop, vehicle search

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