Off-duty deputy opens fire on suspect allegedly breaking into his vehicle, HPD says

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The deputy received a notification that his truck was being broken into before confronting the suspect, HPD said.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An off-duty Harris County deputy reportedly opened fire on a suspect who was possibly breaking into his vehicle Saturday night, police say.

The incident happened just after 5:30 p.m. at 10402 Town and Country Way at the Pearl City Centre apartment complex.

According to HPD, the deputy got a notification on his OnStar saying that his truck was potentially being burglarized. The deputy went outside and encountered the suspect in the driver's seat when he reportedly told the suspect he was law enforcement.

The suspect hesitated, ran around the truck, into another vehicle, and drove towards the deputy, who was standing in the driveway.

Officials said that the deputy fired at the suspect who rammed into the wall and drove away.

According to HPD, the deputy, a nine-year veteran, did not sustain any injuries.

Police are searching for a newer model Toyota Camry with damage to the front and possible bullet holes.

HPD described the suspect as having a medium skin tone and wearing a surgical mask.

If you have any information regarding this case, you are urged to contact HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.