HOUSTON (FOX 26)
What started as a police pursuit of someone who stole a truck ends with a woman running into a northeast Houston home and two officers firing their gun. Police began their pursuit of the woman before 11 a.m. Tuesday on Normandy Drive near the East Freeway.
Police learned of a gray Chevrolet Silverado reported stolen in Galveston and found in Houston. When officers found the truck, they tried to stop the driver on Mercury near Furr Park. After the officers walked out of the patrol car, the woman put the truck in reverse, causing it to hit the front of the police car. The woman drove the truck away and police followed her to a neighborhood on Woolworth Street near Arapahoe Street where she parked the vehicle on a driveway.
After she exited the truck, police say the woman hid behind the vehicle and pointed a gun toward the officers, which caused them to command her to drop the weapon. After she fired a gunshot, officers fired their guns. The woman was not wounded and surrendered to police.
The officers took her weapon and found a long gun in the back seat of the Silverado. Police later determined that a warrant was issued in Galveston County for the woman related to an injury to a child case.
A Houston Police Department spokesman identified the two officers as J. Black and L. Calloway, who were both assigned to the northeast patrol. Black has served as an HPD officer since August 2008 while Calloway was on his first day of duty. Calloway was sworn in as an officer in January.
Because they fired their weapons, Calloway and Black will be placed on three days of administrative leave and will be investigated by HPD internal affairs and homicide units.