Astros: Fan Carrying Gun Was Plain Clothes Cop Honoring Slain Cop

CGgeAtdUcAAPrTm

 

The Houston Astros have released a Twitter statement on the fan who was carrying a gun at last night’s game against Baltimore. There was some question this morning as to what was going on with the fan and the gun since ballpark policy is that weapons are not allowed.

Last night, however, was a night for Tyler Martin, son on fallen Houston officer Richard Martin, to throw out the first pitch. Richard Martin was killed in May when he was struck and killed while deploying spike strips to stop a suspect during a high-speed pursuit.

Minute Maid ballpark rules still prohibit fans unaffiliated with police agencies from carrying guns.

 

Yesterday we hosted over 2,000 members of the Houston Police Dept and their families to support Tyler Martin (cont'd) pic.twitter.com/fY3Qm8XPTg

— Houston Astros (@astros) June 2, 2015

Tyler Martin is the son of fallen officer Richard Martin who recently lost his life in the line of duty. (cont’d)

— #VoteAstros (@astros) June 2, 2015

Some officers were in plain clothes, including the officer who was shown on our broadcast catching a foul ball (cont'd)

— Houston Astros (@astros) June 2, 2015

…as they attended this special ceremony for Tyler Martin.

— #VoteAstros (@astros) June 2, 2015

We want to once again thank the officers, their families and our fans for honoring Richard yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Z2qmsUBxVZ

— Houston Astros (@astros) June 2, 2015