Deputies, troopers fire at suspect ramming vehicles during pursuit

Harris County deputies and DPS troopers fired at a suspect as he rammed their vehicles during a pursuit that ended in west Houston, the sheriff’s office says. The suspect was not hit and was subdued with a Taser as the end of the chase.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy conducting a routine traffic stop confirmed the driver had multiple felony warrants, but the driver sped away. A pursuit ensued and Texas DPS joined the chase. Officials say the suspect rammed multiple DPS vehicles and a civilian vehicle at Hammerly and Brittmore in West Houston, and deputies and troopers fired at the suspect as he rammed their vehicles. The suspect was not hit.

HCSO says the suspect hit a tree and then yelled at officers to shoot him. Officers subdued the suspect with a Taser and took him into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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