A northeast Harris County man has been charged with aggravated assault on a public servant after being shot by a deputy.
Deputies were sent Wednesday to a home in the 17000 block of Scuttle Way to serve an arrest warrant for Michael Mitchell.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Mitchell became very uncooperative and refused to comply. He walked out through a back door, and as he was trying to leave through a side gate, a deputy ordered him to stop.
Mitchell appeared to have a pistol in his hand, investigators say. The deputy ordered him to drop the weapon, but Mitchell turned and ran back towards the backyard, said investigators.
The deputy, a 13-year veteran of HCSO, ordered Mitchell to stop and drop the weapon. When Mitchell refused, the deputy shot Mitchell.
Mitchell, 47, was taken into custody and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
The Harris County Sheriff's Office Internal Affairs and Office of Inspector General will investigate this incident. The Harris County District Attorney's Office will also conduct an independent investigation.