http://www.news-journal.com/news/content/gen/ap/TX_Houston_Police_Shooting.html Man who attacked Houston police car killed, officer wounded HOUSTON — One man was killed and a Houston police officer wounded in a shooting that occurred after the man attacked a police car with a pipe before authorities said he turned on officers. The shooting occurred after officers responded to a call from a woman in south Houston who said her son had threatened her with a knife, police spokesman Officer Gabe Ortiz said. The wounded officer was struck by a gunshot fired by another officer. His injury was not life threatening, Ortiz said. Family members were outraged by the death, and community activist Quannel X questioned why a critical response team wasn't called to the scene after Steven Guillory's mother called police for help Saturday night. "I could have talked him back in the yard, but they wouldn't let me go nowhere near him," Joyce Guillory said outside the family's home Sunday afternoon. She said she told officers to wound him in the leg if they had to shoot him. Family members said Guillory, 39, was a paranoid schizophrenic who had been in and out of treatment much of his life. Guillory carried a pipe at least 3 feet long with a chunk of concrete at its base. He refused an order to stop and a shot from a Taser had no effect, said Ortiz. Police said Guillory started pummeling the windshield and windows of the patrol car with the pipe, which broke as he hit the car. He threw a piece of the pipe at other officers when they arrived at the scene. Ortiz said Guillory made "threatening statements" when a fifth officer arrived. Quannel X said police had been called to the home numerous times in the past. "Why is it they did not call a critical response team immediately, when it came up on their computer they were coming back to the home, the address of a known paranoid schizophrenic," he asked Sunday. Police said in a statement Sunday night that there was no opportunity during Saturday night's incident for crisis intervention team members to become involved. "While many of our officers are members of the Crisis Intervention Team and received the required training, the events of last night highlight the increasing need for more mental health professionals and earlier intervention prior to police involvement," police said. Police said there would be a thorough investigation of the shooting, including the homicide division, internal affairs division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office. my opinion: they were justified in shooting the guy, though it could've been handled better. i can see the family making bank off this.