HPD officer dragged by suspect

HOUSTON Police were called to investigate a burglary in progress at a night club. Officer J. W. Taylor confronted two men coming out the front door of the club. According to police, both suspects refused all orders to stop, and they struggled with Officer Taylor.

The younger suspect fled north on foot, while the older suspect continued to struggle with Officer Taylor. The older suspect was then able to get into a red pickup truck, drove away and allegedly dragged Officer Taylor a short distance. The pickup, which was determined to be stolen, was later recovered in the area of Wallisville Road and Hoffman Street.

The suspects are described only as two Hispanic males. The first is about 40 years of age, 5'7", weighs 150 to 170 pounds and has medium length, groomed black hair. He was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. The second is about 20 years of age, 5'6", weighs about 140 to 150 pounds and has brown hair.

Officer Taylor, sworn in as an officer in November 1981, is assigned to the Eastside Patrol Division. He suffered minor injuries to his hands and legs and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was treated and released.

Anyone with information on this case or on the identities of the wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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