HOUSTON, Texas - A hit-and-run collision near Beltway 8 was the trigger for a chase that went from the toll road near Beechnut to downtown and back again, reaching, according to the Pct 5 constable's office, speeds up to 90 miles an hour.
The car that was pursued was a black Chevy Cruz with two men inside. At one point, a gun was displayed by the driver, according to an officer assigned to the toll road division.
"The driver actually racked the gun and pointed it at the officer who had pulled up beside him and pulled the trigger twice, but nothing came out," said Precinct 5 Captain Kevin Hubbard. "They later claimed they didn't have any bullets with them, but we don't know that to be true."
A tow truck driver's truck is believed to have been the one that was initially hit.
"The guy tried to shoot me first, getting the gun out and he ran away and hit my truck," said Ammad Moussa.
No shots were actually fired.
The two suspects eventually got off the toll road on West Airport and drove into a subdivision.
"They tried to get away on foot then," said Hubbard, "but we caught them."
Soon, the suspects, which includes a teenage passenger, found themselves in handcuffs in the back seats of the very vehicles they attempted to outrun.
The driver is facing charges of evading arrest and failure to stop and give information, stemming from the reported collision. It's not known what charges may result from the alleged displaying of a weapon at a deputy.
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