HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A suspect is wounded after he was shot during an exchange of gunfire with a police officer in southwest Houston.
Police say it all started with a home invasion in the 10900 block of Montverde at about 2:45pm Friday. Officers were called to the scene where the suspect reportedly opened fire. There were residents, including children, in the home at the time. They all escaped safely.
As the suspect fled, police say he lifted his gun, pointing it at the officer while moving through the neighborhood and nearby parking lot.
Witness Maria Murlalles said she heard several shots. "I just saw one man walking, and he pointed and gave two shots right over there. Then he was running, and then later I heard five or six shots."
HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva says the officer discharged his weapon more than once as the pair moved down the street. The suspect was struck more than once. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. No one else was injured.
Police say a handgun and evidence of stolen items were recovered at the scene.
The officer who shot the suspect is a patrol officer assigned to the west side with five years on duty. He will be assigned to three days of administrative duty.
Home invasion suspect shot multiple times by HPD officer