Guard opens fire on suspect

October 22, 2008 12:04:49 PM PDT
Crime Stoppers and Harris County Sheriff's Office robbery investigators need the public's help in identifying a gun-toting suspect who attempted to rob a pharmacy on the northeast side of Harris County/At 4:15am, Saturday, October 11, the suspect entered the Walgreens Pharmacy at 4841 East Mount Houston Road and approached the counter with a pistol in hand, demanding that the employee at the counter get on the floor. An armed Brookside Village police officer working an approved off-duty job as a security guard inside the store saw the suspect and drew his weapon and fired, missing as the suspect fled.

The officer followed the suspect out the door. The suspect fired at the officer from a fleeing vehicle, also missing. The officer returned fire at the fleeing vehicle. The officer was not injured, but it is unknown if anyone in the fleeing vehicle was hit.

The armed suspect is described as a black male, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, about 180 pounds. He was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt, black pants and black shoes. He had his face covered with a white bandana. He was accompanied by a black female, but there was no detailed description given of that female suspect. The two fled in what was described as a light-colored four-door compact vehicle.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and charging of any suspect in this crime. If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crime-stoppers.org. All callers remain anonymous.

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