HOUSTON, TX - Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a dangerous suspect who fired several shots at one of the Harris County Precinct 5 deputies over the weekend.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6:00 AM, a Harris County PCT 5 Deputy Constable attempted to conduct a traffic stop at North State Highway 6 and the Katy Freeway. Deputies say that the driver of a gold Buick sedan allegedly made an improper turn. The driver of the sedan reportedly refused to stop and took off at a high rate of speed. The driver continued on N. State Highway 6 reaching speeds of up to 90 mph and ran a red light during the pursuit. The suspect lost control of his vehicle and struck a gray minivan. After striking the minivan the suspect continued losing control of his sedan and hit a glass front door of a business in the 5300 block of N. State Highway 6.
The driver then fired several rounds towards our deputy. The suspect dropped the gun and ran east through the parking lot. Thankfully, the deputy was not hit and did not fire his weapon. Harris County PCT 5 Deputies set up a perimeter and a PCT 5 K9 was deployed at the scene, but unfortunately the suspect was not located.
Harris County PCT 5 Constable Ted Heap is asking for the public’s help identifying this suspect, releasing this statement:
“Anyone who shoots at a peace officer has no conscience and is willing to kill. We need to get this suspect behind bars as soon as possible before he hurts someone else,” said Constable Heap. “Thank God our deputy is okay.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Harris County PCT 5 Investigations at 832-927-6746 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.