Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable shot after pursuit of armed robbery suspect

A tense scenario unfolded when a Precinct 4 deputy constable was ambushed and shot following a high-speed chase that ended with the capture of an armed robbery suspect.

The series of events began with the suspect reportedly robbing two Academy stores at gunpoint with an AR-15 rifle. After the robberies, a deputy identified the suspect's vehicle, initiating a pursuit after the driver failed to yield.

The confrontation reached a boiling point in the 5300 block of Slashwood, where the suspect discharged their weapon at the deputy before escaping into a nearby residence. A standoff ensued, with constables securing the area.

In a swift response, the constables managed to apprehend the suspect after a brief siege. Meanwhile, the injured deputy was promptly taken to a hospital for medical attention. As investigators dive into the case, locals are advised to stay clear of the impacted zone for their safety.

Deputy Deteryon Fontonet has been named as the officer injured in today's ambush shooting involving a robbery suspect. Fontonet was quickly rushed to a local hospital for urgent treatment following the confrontation.


The constable's office is calling for community support and prayers for the wounded officer. 

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