HPD: Officer Shoots At Man Who Tried To Run Over Him

Police: Man Escaped On Foot

POSTED: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
UPDATED: 10:37 am CDT September 21, 2010

HOUSTON -- Police are looking for a man they said pulled a gun on a woman and later tried to run over an officer.

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Houston police said a man held stopped his car West Donovan Street near Bersey Lane in Northwest Houston at about 5:30 p.m. and blocked the street.

The man got out of his car and approached a 26-year-old woman who was driving another car, investigators said. He pointed a gun at the woman and she fled and called 911, police said.

The man took off, police said, but he returned while officers were interviewing the woman. Officers told him to stop, but he tried to run over an officer as he fled the scene.

The officer fired several shots at the man, police said.

The man hit a parked car, jumped out and ran away, investigators said.

Detectives said they believe the man was wounded. Officers are checking hospitals to see if he sought treatment.

Police have not released a detailed description of the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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