Deputy kills suspected shooter in NW Harris County

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Harris County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man early Saturday morning in northwest Harris County.

It happened after the deputy saw the man shooting at a vehicle near W. Little York and Barker Cypress.

The sheriff's office says that deputy was driving southbound on W. Little York when he heard the shots and saw the suspect firing shots out of his pickup.

He turned around to pursue the shooter. According to the HCSO, the suspect crashed through a barrier at W. Little York and Westfield, and got out of his pickup with the gun in his hand.

"The deputy told him to stop and drop his weapon. The suspect did not comply. And at that point the deputy was in fear for his life and discharged his gun one time, striking the suspect," says Lt. Joe Ambriz.

He was pronounced dead on the scene. The man he'd shot was taken to the hospital in critical condition. A female passenger was not injured.

The deputy has been with the HCSO for six years.

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