HPD officer crashes while chasing suspect with outstanding warrants in N. Houston, authorities say

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Friday, July 29, 2022
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The officer tried to stop the driver but was instead led on a 15-minute chase in north Houston. That's when the officer crashed into a tree.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston police officer was hurt in a crash while chasing a suspect with outstanding warrants in north Houston, officials said.

The officer tried to stop the driver but was instead led on a 15-minute chase.

Authorities said the officer crashed into a tree at about 1:30 a.m. Friday at South Victory and Wheatly.

The front end of the patrol car was damaged and the airbags deployed, according to authorities.

We were told the officer was taken to a hospital for a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, other officers caught the suspect.