Suspect shot after fight with security guard at N. Houston Panda Express, HPD says

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Monday, June 27, 2022
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The officer approached the suspect, who was beating someone with some type of club after they got into an argument while checking out, HPD said.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspect was injured in a shooting involving an officer in north Houston, police said.

At about 7:30 p.m., authorities were en route to an "officer-involved shooting" in the 4400 block of North Freeway, HPD said in a tweet.

An HPD on the scene told ABC13 that an officer was working an extra job as security at a Walmart.

The officer approached the suspect, who was beating someone with some type of club after they got into an argument while checking out, HPD said.

The suspect and officer physically fought outside the Panda Express.

The officer was struck several times and used a taser, which the suspect rejected. He then shot the suspect who took off running towards the Chic-Fil-A, according to HPD.

Another unit responding to the scene got into a car crash nearby, there were no reported injuries, HPD says.

Those units captured the suspect and sent him to a nearby hospital. The suspect is in stable condition.

The officer was also taken to a nearby hospital. The officer is expected to be OK.

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