2 men hospitalized after crash, shooting in East Harris County

A retired police officer hit a man he believed to be a burglary suspect with his vehicle before both men allegedly exchanged gunfire in East Harris County, the sheriff's office says.

The two men were taken to the hospital after the incident near E. Wallisville Road at Thompson on Tuesday morning.

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According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, preliminary information indicates that a retired police officer located a man he believed to be a burglary suspect, and the retired officer struck the man with his vehicle.

Gunfire was allegedly exchanged between the men, the sheriff says.

They were both taken to the hospital. One was transported by Life Flight. They were last reported to be in fair condition.

An active investigation is underway.