Wanted felon fatally shot after pulling out weapon on deputies in NW Harris Co. motel, sheriff says

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022
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The deputies said they approached the sliding doors, and the suspect began to retrieve and raise a pistol.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A wanted felon was shot and killed after he pulled out his weapon on deputies at a motel in northwest Harris County on Wednesday, officials said.

At about 1:15 p.m., law enforcement said they were searching for a wanted man, believed to be 45 years old, at a Scottish Inn in the 15700 block of Kuykendhal Road.

One deputy was inside the lobby area doing investigative work when the suspect walked into the lobby, according to HCSO.

Two HCSO task force deputies learned he arrived and walked toward the building, officials said.

As the deputies approached the sliding doors, they said the suspect began to retrieve and raise a pistol.

The two deputies opened fire through the glass doors, striking the suspect at least two times.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Records show the suspect was wanted on five possible charges, including a parole violation for dangerous drugs, three open federal felony warrants and possession of a weapon.

Authorities told ABC13 that the suspect had multiple rooms at the motel for the last few weeks. They said he was accompanied by an unknown woman who was not present during the shooting.

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