HOUSTON - Authorities said a chase with a suspect with several open felony warrants Tuesday afternoon in southeast Houston, led to an officer with Pearland PD to fire their weapon.
Details are limited but according to the Houston Police Department, it happened at an apartment complex in the 5900 block of Schroeder Rd. near Griggs Rd.
Based on preliminary information shared by Asst. Chief Bashir with HPD, it all seems to have started when the Pearland PD got a tip about a wanted suspect in the area.
Their identity was not released, but we're told they had multiple open felony warrants including kidnapping. When officers arrived in their marked and unmarked vehicles, they found the suspect, who ran off.
A brief foot chase ensued, and at some point, Asst. Chief Bashir says "the suspect produced a weapon." It was later revealed to be a gun.
One of the Pearland PD officers fired his weapon several times at the suspect, hitting them several times.
First aid was administered to the suspect before they were rushed to the hospital in serious condition but expected to survive. That's when HPD was called to assist with the investigation.
The officer, who has 9 years with the Pearland PD, was not injured during the incident, but no additional information was shared, as of this writing.
This is a developing story and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.