HOUSTON – A wanted suspect was shot Sunday afternoon during an officer-involved shooting in north Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.
Officials said the shooting occurred on the 500 block of West Greens Road near Antoine Drive.
Houston police said the suspect was shot after gunfire broke out between HPD SWAT officers and the suspect while executing a warrant. Officials said the 27-year-old Hispanic male suspect was transported to the hospital.
“They tried to stop him in traffic. The suspect fired upon the officers at that location. The suspect drove two blocks West where they tried a maneuvering technique. He fired upon the officers again,” said HPD Police Chief Troy Finner.
Police said the suspect crashed a gray challenger into a tree.
“Once he got out of the vehicle, he fired upon our officers again. They retired fired striking him several times,” said Finner.
According to HPD, the suspect was also involved in a home invasion of a Harris County deputy constable early Sunday morning.
“This family of the suspect are good people. They have been cooperating with us all day realizing their relative the suspect does have an issue of mental illness. He was in crisis but extremely dangerous,” said Finner.
None of the officers were hit, according to HPD.
“Especially when they get to a state of danger shooting at people and you don’t leave the officers to many options,” said Finner.
Chief Finner says the suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His name has not been released.
As the crime in Houston, Chief Finner said things will get better.