Four young suspects were in police custody Saturday after leading police on a brief chase and then slamming into a deputy's patrol vehicle, officials said.
According to authorities, an off-duty police officer spotted a vehicle he believed was stolen in the parking lot of a Food Town at S. Kirkwood Rd. near Bissonnet St. in the Alief area.
The officer approached the car, which was being driven by a young female. She said her boyfriend was the one who got the car, officials said.
The girl contacted her boyfriend by cell phone and told him that she had a flat tire. When he arrived with his three friends, investigators say they spotted the cops around the car and tried to speed off through the Food Town parking lot.
Just down the road at Kalewood and Herald Square, a Precinct 5 Constable's Office deputy was set up in an effort to cut them off when his patrol vehicle was T-boned by the suspect's car.
The four teens were taken into custody and were being questioned by police Saturday night. The Pct. 5 deputy was not injured in the crash.