Suspect arrested for shooting HFD firefighter with pellet gun, police said

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Saturday, October 17, 2020
Person accused of shooting pellet gun at firefighter arrested
Another person broke the windows of the firetruck crews arrived in when responding to a fire at a storage unit.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspect accused of shooting a Houston firefighter with a pellet gun has been arrested, according to police.

Firefighters were responding to a fire at a storage unit just before noon on Friday in the 12400 block of Fondren Road when one of them was shot in the back with a pellet gun, HFD said.

The firefighter was taken to the hospital for observation and released shortly after.

One of two people inside the storage unit when firefighters arrived broke the windows of the fire truck and damaged the interior, authorities said.

Officers said this appears to be unrelated to the incident involving the death of a HFD arson investigator, but didn't release the name of the suspect in custody.