High-speed chase ends in Independence Heights; 3 taken into custody

HOUSTON – Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Houston police officers were involved in a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon.

The chase began at 2:38 p.m. in Waller County on Highway 290 and the driver fled into Houston, troopers said.

Sky 2 followed the chase for nearly 20 minutes before the suspect’s vehicle stopped at the home located on East 32nd and Main Street. Three people, two men and a woman, were seen being taken into police custody.

Police said the suspects are tied to an armed robbery.

Officials said DPS Special Agents, troopers and Pearland police officers were attempting to apprehend two wanted felons who were in the vehicle when they fled. One was wanted for felony robbery with bodily injury and the other for felony burglary of a habitation. The third suspect may face charges.

How KPRC 2 handles police chases

How it works: On television and through our online live stream, we have the ability to add a 5-10 second delay during police chases.

Why we do this: This is done so producers can catch anything violent or inappropriate before our audience might see it. Also, this helps our producers make a decision about whether to broadcast this sort of material.

What we did in this instance: KPRC 2 used a 4-5 second delay in this chase in case.

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