A man is in critical condition after a deputy shot him, according to officials.
The shooting happened at around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 17000 block of Scuttle Way in northeast Harris County.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office tells Local 2 three deputies came to the home for a welfare check on the man who lives in the house along with his elderly mother.
The deputies quickly realized the man had a warrant for a DWI out of Sutton County.
"The mother advises that her son has a gun and our deputy is asking the gentleman if he has a gun and he wouldn't answer if he did or he didn't," said Christina Garza, with the sheriff's office.
Deputies reported that the suspect was uncomfortable with them being there and wouldn't answer their questions, at one point he got up and ran out of the house. One of the deputies followed.
"Some sort of foot chase ensues around the property," Garza said. "At some point during that foot chase, the suspect turns around and points the gun at our deputy and our deputy, in fear for his life, discharges his weapon, striking the male."
The deputy, a 13-year veteran with the Sheriff's Office, wasn't hurt.
The suspect is listed in critical condition at the hospital. It's unclear how many times he was shot or where. All investigators would confirm is that the deputy fired at least one shot.
The deputy has been placed on paid leave for at least three days which is standard after an officer-involved shooting.
In October 2012, deputies were called to the same house. The SWAT team had to use tear gas to get the same man out of the same house. He was wanted then for violating a protection order but barricaded himself inside with an arsenal of weapons.