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4 Pasadena officers involved in shooting that killed driver after chase ends in Houston, police say

PASADENA, Texas – Four Pasadena police officers were involved in a shooting Monday that killed the driver of a vehicle that was chased into southeast Houston, according to police.

The shooting was reported about 4 p.m. on Sabo Road near Fuqua Street.

Assistant Chief Wendy Baimbridge, of the Houston Police Department, said a Chevrolet SUV was reported stolen in Houston on Monday morning. She said On-Star located the vehicle and shut it down in the Pasadena area. She said Pasadena police officers responded to the scene and the man in the vehicle put a gun to his head. Pasadena officers backed off, she said.

Baimbridge said that the man jumped out of the SUV and into a white pickup that had the keys inside and sped away. Pasadena officers chased the vehicle during which the man rammed other vehicles on the Gulf Freeway and drove the wrong way on a road, she said.

Baimbridge said that Pasadena officers were able to pin the pickup after the man lost control near Sabo and Fuqua.

Pasadena Police Chief Josh Bruegger said that the man brandished a weapon and four officers fired several rounds, killing the man.

Video from Sky 2 showed the windshield of a white pickup truck was riddled with bullet holes. The driver’s side window also appeared to be shattered.

No officers were injured.

The identity of the man was not immediately released.

You can watch a replay of the police news conference in the video player below.


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