One man in custody after shots fired at deputy constable in NW Houston

August 17, 2012 10:04:26 AM PDT
One suspect is in custody and another is on the loose after an officer-involved shooting in northwest Houston.

At around 8:40am, a deputy constable pulled over a truck because it appeared suspicious, we're told, and it went downhill from there when the suspect got out of that truck and opened fire.

"The officer was able to react and return fire. A short little vehicle pursuit was after that and then the suspect abandoned his vehicle in an apartment complex over here," said Asst. Chief T.R. Thurman with the Harris Co. Precinct 5 Constable's Office. "He fled on foot, across the bayou, over the fence, into this apartment complex."

That complex happens to be a retirement community near Kempwood at Gessner. The suspect was arrested, investigators say, while hiding inside the clubhouse.

The gun allegedly used by the suspect has been recovered near a bayou after it was dropped near a backyard fence.

A second suspect, a female, may have been involved in this incident and authorities are searching for her.

We're told the deputy constable is fine, but the patrol car has bullets in the bumper and its tires were shot out.

Authorities are still investigating.

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