1 in custody, 2 on the run after carjacking, chase in northwest Harris County

No deputies injured when patrol vehicle rammed


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – One man is in custody and two others are on the run after a carjacking in northwest Harris County that resulted in a patrol vehicle being rammed and left one person shot, deputies said.

It happened after 9 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of Tamfield Drive, near Veterans Memorial Drive and Marsham Circuit. When deputies found the truck, the driver jumped out and was taken into custody. Deputies said that's when a passenger got behind the wheel and led officers to a cul-de-sac. He refused officers orders to get out and rammed a patrol car to get away. The driver went through a front yard knocking over a mail box and then aimed the car at a deputy. Officials said the deputy opened fire, hitting a man in the hand. A second deputy opened fire, but the driver kept going through a second yard, knocked over a fire hydrant and hit three parked cars before he crashed into a bayou, deputies said.

The driver and another passenger got away after they jumped out and ran. 

One deputy was checked out at the hospital as a precaution and is expected to be OK.