Suspect shot by officer turns himself in

September 21, 2010 8:27:11 PM PDT
An Eyewitness News exclusive -- a suspect shot by a police officer has turned himself in. The officer says he fired because he feared the man would run him over. 13 Undercover's Wayne Dolcefino was there when it happened and has the exclusive video. The suspect, 34-year-old Edward Jameson, was still being treated for two gunshot wounds -- one in his arm and the other in his hand -- at Ben Taub General Hospital Tuesday night. And despite his claims of innocence to Eyewitness News, police do believe he's the suspect they had been searching for Monday night.

Officers badly wanted to capture Jameson, and after nearly 24 hours of being on the run, on Tuesday afternoon, he turned himself in to community activist Quanell X in a motel parking lot off I-45 and Wayside. His hand was still bloody from that bullet fired from a Houston police officer's gun.

Jameson denies trying to rob a woman at gunpoint on Donovan Street then trying to run down a cop during his getaway.

"Because I thought it was the right thing to do because I'm innocent of what they're trying to say and I felt that was the right thing for me to do," Jameson said.

"The cops say you pointed a gun at a woman," Dolcefino said.

"No, sir, I did not," he replied.

Dolcefino asked, "Did you have a gun?"

"Yes, sir, I did," Jameson said.

Dolcefino asked, "Did you drop it at the scene?"

Jameson responded, "Yes, sir."

Quanell X says it's the 41st suspect who's turned himself into him instead of the police. Jameson says he did it because he was afraid of what the cops would do to him.

Jameson has a lengthy criminal background that includes convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

He is expected to transported to the Harris County Jail upon his release from the hospital.


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