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, Texas—A 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.