HCSO: Deputy returned gunfire after carjacking suspect shot at deputy's vehicle

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy returned gunfire after a carjacking suspect fired into the deputy’s vehicle.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect ran into a field and they do not know if the suspect was struck. The sheriff’s office has a perimeter set up while they search for the suspect near Cypress Station Drive and W. FM 1960 in north Harris County.

According to the sheriff’s office, HCSO and DPS agents involved in a robbery task force were tracking suspects when they encountered some carjacking suspects. The agents followed in unmarked vehicles and called for uniformed officers to respond to the location, officials say.

The sheriff’s office says when the suspect saw the marked units, the suspect fled at a high rate of speed and struck several vehicles, which disabled his vehicle and caused him to flee on foot.

According to the sheriff’s office, when a deputy in an unmarked vehicle pulled up, the suspect fired into the unmarked vehicle and the deputy returned fire through the windshield at the suspect.

The deputy was not injured.

K-9 units and a helicopter are assisting in the search.

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