The officers followed the suspects to the Las Palmas Apartments. Two men ended up jumping from the vehicle and tried to run away from authorities. At that point, a K-9 unit and a helicopter were on the scene searching for the men. Authorities found the men, hiding behind a house on Rhobell and Deanna.
"He gives the suspect commands to stop which he ignores and continues to run and jump fences, our officer follows him," said HPD spokesperson Victor Senties. "As he is about to make contact with him, the suspect turns suddenly in a very aggressive manner towards the officer and reaches into his waistband as if he is going for some kind of a weapon."
At that point, the police officer fired his gun several times, according to police. He shot the suspect in the leg. That man was taken to Ben Taub Hospital. He is expected to be fine and will be taken into police custody. The second suspect was arrested nearby without incident.
Authorities are combing through the neighborhood, searching for weapons and possibly cash as part of their investigation.
The officer and the carjacking victim were not injured.