Police: Suspect shot by officer after brief chase in South Houston
by khou.com staff
Posted on December 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM
SOUTH HOUSTON, TexasA suspect was shot in the shoulder after police said he refused to pull over and led them on a brief chase.
It happened around 7 p.m. Thursday at Texas and Avenue J in South Houston.
South Houston police said a narcotics officer was tailing the suspect and called a marked South Houston unit to assist.
When the marked unit arrived, he tried to pull the suspect over, but the suspect took off.
Police said the chase only lasted about a half mile before the suspect lost control and crashed into a ditch.
Police said the suspect started making gestures like he was reaching for a gun, so one of the officers fired his weapon once, striking the suspect in the shoulder.
Neither officer was injured.