Suspect opens fire on HPD officer during chase

A suspect opened fire on an HPD officer. It all started with an armed robbery at this gas station in northeast Harris County

April 28, 2012 1:26:21 PM PDT
A Houston police officer was injured overnight when a robbery suspect opened fire during a pursuit, officials said.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, an armed duo robbed a Valero gas station in the 8000 block of North Sam Houston Parkway in northeast Harris County around 10:50pm Friday.

A Houston Police Department officer saw the suspects leaving and followed their vehicle, an HPD spokesperson said.

A suspect opened fire on the officer during the course of the brief pursuit, officials said. He suffered a minor facial injury and was treated at the scene and released.

The suspects got away and investigators are searching for them. HCSO officials said they were in a silver Chevrolet Malibu with Mississippi license plate number LWE602.

Police are reviewing surveillance video to identify them.

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