MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) --Authorities are hoping the discovery of a stolen truck will lead to an off-duty deputy's attackers.
The Montgomery County crime lab is looking for fingerprints in the vehicle that was found Sunday morning in northeast Houston.
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HPD officers say this all began Saturday night as a Montgomery County Sheriff's deputy was stopped with his wife at a gas station.
The couple was getting ready to head to their deer lease, his truck hooked up to a trailer with a four wheeler.
When the deputy returned from inside the gas station with some ice, officers say he was approached by two black males who took him to the ground.
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The suspects are accused of repeatedly kicking him in the head, and trying to steal his wallet.
The deputy's wife jumped out of the truck with a pistol and began to open fire.
The deputy was left with lacerations to his face, several missing teeth, and a broken jaw.
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HPD says the men fled the gas station in a red pickup truck, as we told you was recovered yesterday morning.
Officers said the truck was stolen from its owner during a carjacking several days before in Houston.
As for now, the suspects are still on the run.