HOUSTON – Multiple people were injured after three juveniles in a stolen vehicle led police on a chase in southeast Houston Tuesday morning, police said.
Police said the incident happened at around midnight in the 6100 block of Scott Street when three juveniles ages 17, 16 and a child under 12 asked a man for a ride home and stole his vehicle when he went inside a convenience store. Police said a brief chase ensued.
“I looked at them and was like, ‘They are children!’ And I thought, ‘Maybe I should get them out of this neighborhood, this is not that great of a neighborhood.’ I thought I should try to get them home,” Humberto Alvarez told KPRC 2.
According to officers, the stolen vehicle, which was going nearly 100 mph, collided with a silver car that was pulling out of a neighborhood. Police said the juveniles went to the hospital, and the 16-year-old passenger is in critical condition.
Police said the two people that were in the silver car have been identified as Kenneth Collins and Sharon Davis. Collins’ brother told KPRC 2 that he is in critical condition and is suffering from a fractured neck, broken leg and bleeding on the brain. Authorities said Davis is also fighting for her life at Ben Taub Hospital. Officers said a total of five people were transported to the hospital from the scene of the accident.
Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said the 17-year-old driver of the stolen vehicle will be charged as an adult. Teare said he is facing four charges of aggravated assault, one charge of evading motor vehicle, one charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and one charge of endangering a child.
This is a developing story.