Burglary suspect captured in north Harris County

Officials are searching for a suspect who may be armed after a witness reported hearing shots

April 3, 2012 2:18:18 PM PDT
Officers have captured a burglary suspect accused of shooting at a deputy constable in north Harris County.

That suspect was captured after about a four-hour manhunt, with the help of a K-9 unit.

According to the Precinct 4 Constable's Office, at about 11:30am a neighbor heard glass breaking and called authorities. They arrived to find a suspect leaving a home with a pillowcase full of items from the home. The man fired one shot at a deputy, who returned fire. The gun the suspect used may have been stolen from the home as well.

Authorities say no one was hit by gunfire, and the home was empty at the time.

Additional deputy constables arrived and began searching neighboring homes and Mercer Park to the north for the suspect. He was captured in a wooded area just before 4pm. He was bitten by a police dog and the extent of his injuries are not known.

Mercer Arboretum, which is near the search area, was evacuated as a precaution.