North Houston police chase ends in shootout, killing burglary suspect

Authorities are investigating after a robbery suspect was fatally shot by a Houston Police Department officer in north Houston
January 23, 2014 8:21:25 PM PST
Authorities are investigating after a burglary suspect was fatally shot by a Houston Police Department officer following a police chase in north Houston.

It happened the 10 block of Joy Circle near Greenspoint Mall.

Police say the suspect had carjacked someone then robbed a Subway store at gunpoint. A description of the suspect and stolen car was given out, and eventually officers spotted the suspect driving north on Greenspoint Drive. A chase ensued and the suspect crashed out. He ran out of vehicle, exchanged fire with an HPD officer and ran off.

The suspect then jumped a fence and encountered another HPD officer. Authorities say the suspect threatened to kill that officer, and more shots were exchanged. That officer shot the suspect, killing him.

Neither officer was injured in the shootout.

Authorities say the incident started in Houston but ended in the jurisdiction of the Harris County Sheriff's Office so both agencies are on scene investigating.

No other details were immediately available.

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