Suspect shot by deputy after chase faces charges

Thomas Patrick Boone, 24, (left) was fatally shot by deputies. Scott Alan Webb, 40, is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest.

August 22, 2011 1:25:51 PM PDT
A robbery suspect whose alleged partner-in-crime was shot and killed by deputies after a police chase last week is now facing charges.

Scott Alan Webb, 40, is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest. He is currently in the Harris County Jail. Deputies say Webb was the driver and his passenger, 24-year-old Thomas Patrick Boone, was fatally shot by a deputy.

Deputies say they responded to an armed robbery call in the 10200 block of Old Bammel and N Houston on August 19. The getaway vehicle was located at Ella and West Mount Houston. Deputies say when they attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver (Webb) accelerated south on Ella and a pursuit ensued.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Webb and Boone evaded deputies for around five miles, attaining speeds of over 90 miles per hour. The suspects then turned on Calvin from W Little York, attempted to elude further by turning north on Mount, when they struck a civilian motorist, and then an HCSO patrol unit head on.

The suspects continued to accelerate side swiping another HCSO patrol vehicle, and hitting a third sheriff's vehicle that was turning on to Mount from Calvin, deputies say. Webb continued to accelerate towards the third patrol vehicle. At that time, Deputy M. Murphy, fearing for his safety and that of others, fired his duty weapon striking both suspects.

Webb suffered at least one gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub Hospital. Boone was pronounced dead on the scene.

When we asked the HCSO if they knew whether the suspects actually had a weapon, they say when the suspects allegedly committed those robberies, they showed a handgun. Whether they showed a weapon during the chase, however, deputies are still uncertain. But they suggested the men were dangerous anyway.

Deputy Murphy has been with the HCSO for seven years. He is currently on administrative Leave while the HCSO Internal Affairs Division, the Harris Co. District Attorney's Office and HCSO Homicide Unit investigate the incident.

Load Comments