HOUSTON – Houston police released mugshots of two suspects Monday night, one who was accused of striking a police officer with a car and the other accused of damaging a police car during protests last week.
On Friday, police said 32-year-old Travis Martin shattered the windows of an HPD patrol vehicle near the intersection of Capital and La Branch. The moments after the damage were captured on KPRC 2′s live broadcast of the protests downtown.
Martin faces a felony criminal mischief charge, police wrote in a tweet Monday.
The next day, a Houston police officer was struck by a car by a suspect near the police brutality protests near Emancipation Park Saturday night, according to HPD.
Police say 40-year-old Derek Hall is accused of attacking several people with a wooden post.
“Officers saw the incident & responded,” police wrote in a tweet Monday. “Hall retreated to his car, accelerated, & struck our officer.”
The officer was struck at about 9:35 p.m. near the intersection of Emancipation Avenue and Jefferson Street.
The officer was taken to the hospital as a precaution but she is OK, officials said Saturday night.