It happened at a gas station at 6121 Irvington at around 1:45pm. Officer B. Cheng, a four-year veteran of the force, had stopped there for gas. He was there with a friend in another car, who had also stopped to fill up.
According to police, Officer Cheng walked back to his friend's vehicle. Moments later, his friend told Officer Cheng that a car had pulled up to his vehicle and that someone had gotten inside.
Fearing that a gun he had in his car would be taken by the suspect, Officer Cheng quickly went to his vehicle's trunk to get his duty weapon.
Just then, Officer Cheng reportedly noticed his friend approach the suspects' vehicle and begin kicking the passenger door. The driver became irate, screamed at them and then reportedly reached for something.
At the same time, Officer Cheng said the suspect who had been inside his car got out and started to approach him and his friend.
Police say the suspect who had been in the vehicle then went out of sight. At the same time, the driver of the suspects' vehicle reportedly began yelling.
Officer Cheng, who said he feared the driver would open fire, then fired his weapons at that driver. The suspects' vehicle then took off. It's not clear if either of the suspects were hit.
Investigators urge anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the suspect in the surveillance video to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.