Suspect arrested after leading deputies on high-speed chase, shootout

HOUSTON – A man has been arrested and charged after leading deputies on a high-speed chase and a shootout on the East Freeway Monday night, Houston police said.

Alejandro Quintana, 19, was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and felony evading arrest.

Alejandro Quintana, 19, was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and felony evading arrest. (Houston Police Department)

Houston police said the incident started when deputies were looking for a robbery suspect who they said committed a few crimes while out on bond.

“He was out on bond for three aggravated robbery warrants. Last night he also assaulted his girlfriend. He also kidnapped her. She was able to get away yesterday, and we received additional information today that the suspect was in the possible area,” HPD assistant chief Chandra Hatcher said.

While trying to arrest Quintana, police said a Harris County deputy and Quintana exchanged gunfire following a pursuit that ended in the 1200 block of East Freeway. Police said neither the deputy nor Quintana was struck.

Kidnapping and additional charges are pending against Quintana.

The police are still investigating.