Man shot by officer in NW Houston

October 10, 2010 6:22:48 AM PDT
A man was shot by an officer in northwest Houston overnight. It happened near a home on Washington Avenue and Thompson. Investigators say the officer was responding to a shooting call at a night club. When he arrived, he spotted a man running away. The suspect hid behind a house.

Authorities say the officer feared the suspect had a gun and that's why he shot him once in the shoulder. The man is listed in stable condition at the hospital.