Houston police investigate officer-involved shooting, suspect broke into off-duty deputy car

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in west Houston.

Around 6 p.m. on Saturday, police say an off-duty deputy saw someone breaking into their car at 10402 Town and Country Way. Preliminary information says the deputy got a notification on his phone from OnStar that his vehicle was being tampered with and possibly got broken into.

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Reports say the deputy went outside to check on his truck and found a man in the driver's seat. He pulled out his weapon, identified himself as a peace officer, and gave verbal commands for the man to show his hands and get out of the car. The suspect refused, got out of the truck, and ran to the other side where the deputy was.


According to officials, the man got into another vehicle next to the truck and came around at a high rate of speed toward the deputy. The deputy, in fear for his life, shot at the vehicle. The man hit the walk of the parking garage but was able to make it out of before police units arrived.

The deputy is said to be uninjured.

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Officials say they are looking for a newer model, white Toyota Camry with significant damage to the front right fender and possible bullet holes. Police described the man as a medium-skinned male with a surgical mask on.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the vehicle is asked to call the Houston Police Department Homicide Division or contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.