A deputy fired at a suspect's vehicle during a traffic stop in north Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says, but no one is believed to have been injured.
Two deputies initiated a traffic stop on W. FM 1960 around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a restaurant.
A woman exited the car and deputies got her into the back of the vehicle. Deputies say that's when a man in the vehicle jumped into the driver seat and backed into the patrol car.
Sheriff Gonzalez said as the car tried to flee, the suspect drove forward abruptly. Believing the suspect's vehicle was possibly going to hit a deputy standing outside of the patrol vehicle, a deputy fired at the suspect's vehicle, the sheriff says.
Sheriff Gonzalez says the officer fired one shot at the vehicle and it is not believe that anyone was injured.
Deputies say the suspect fled the scene in the vehicle, which was found abandoned a short time later. Deputies searched the area, but did not locate the suspect.
The sheriff's office will continue to investigate the incident and the identity of the suspect.