Police pursuit ends in crash involving two vehicles in southeast Houston

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A shooting that turned into a police chase ended in a violent crash that sent six people to the hospital, including an infant.

It happened just before 9am when Houston police got a call of a shooting in progress. It ended at MLK and Greylog in southeast Houston.

"Ex-boyfriend was chasing the ex-girlfriend. She called the police. The police arrived. The chase was on. The pursuit was on. We found out that the suspect had shot at his girlfriend's car," Houston Police Sgt. James Holcomb said.

ABC13 spoke to the man who helped get the infant out of the truck that was hit by the fleeing suspect. He said the speeding driver of a white car nearly hit him moments before the crash.

"The driver came right by me and almost hit me head on," Bobby Ratliff said.

Ratliff was parked on Greylog when the driver of a white Kia flew by him with police chasing behind.

"I heard when he hit that vehicle, so I ran over here," Ratfliff said.

Ratliff said he saw the overturned truck get hit when the driver of the Kia ran a stop sign at MLK. There were four adults and an infant inside the truck. The mother and child could not get out.

"I have on steel-toed boots, so I started kicking it with my steel-toed boots and got it busted and started pulling people out. It seems like everyone is going to be alright, but they were pretty shook up. There was a little baby in there about 6 months old. He was pretty shook up," Ratfliff said.

The family was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

The ex-girlfriend's car was hit by at least two bullets, but she was not hurt. The suspect is at the hospital, but will remain in police custody.
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