HPD: No shooting at Memorial City Mall, suspect in smash-and-grab on the run

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Suspect involved in the Memorial City Mall smash-and-grab is still on the run, according to police. (KTRK)

Authorities responded to reports of shots fired at Memorial City Mall Saturday evening.

According to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, reports of a shooting turned out to be false.

"Incident was actually a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store," Acevedo tweeted.

Police said they received a call of shots fired around 7:45 p.m.

A male suspect used a hammer to try and smash a case inside the jewelry store, police said.

The suspect fled from the scene.

No other details have been released.

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