Deputy shoots suspect who pulled out gun in N Harris Co. foot chase

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Harris County Sheriff's Deputy shot a suspect in the leg early Thursday morning after a suspect pulled out a gun after a chase.

The Harris County Sheriff's office says the incident happened on Beaver Bend near Sweetwater in north Harris County around 1:45 a.m. Thursday.

The deputy involved saw a speeding vehicle on Sweetwater and did a U-turn to catch up with the driver.

Authorities say that's when the female driver turned on the 500 block of Beaver Bend and came to a slow, rolling stop. The male suspect then jumped out of the vehicle and ran.

The deputy chased the suspect, and authorities say when he caught up to him, the suspect displayed a firearm.

That's when the deputy opened fire, striking the suspect multiple times in the lower extremities. The deputy was not injured.

First responders applied a tourniquet to the suspect's leg and transported him to a local hospital where he is in the ICU in serious condition after surgery.

The crime scene unit discovered a bag of crystal meth and a gun at the scene.

Detectives went door-to-door to look at security cameras and look for stray bullets.

The deputy involved is a five year veteran with the department.

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