Suspect in officer-involved shooting charged

Friday, December 24, 2010

A car chase suspect was flown to a hospital via Life Flight after he was shot in the torso by a city of South Houston officer Thursday night.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A suspect who was shot by a South Houston police officer has been released from a hospital and now faces charges.

Marvin Vega is accused of running from police. Officers were checking out a suspicious car when the driver took off. He eventually crashed into a ditch.

The police officer says he thought the suspect was reaching for a gun, so the officer fired, hitting Vega in the upper chest.


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