HOUSTON – Two Houston police officers are doing okay and a popular neighborhood restaurant is back open after a police chase that ended in a crash in east Houston Wednesday, police said.
The chase started nearly eight miles away from the restaurant at Gonzalez Dental Center on the Gulf Freeway when police said they got a call about a burglary around 2:45 a.m. When they arrived, officers said the door was smashed in and they spotted a Toyota Corolla driving away.
According to investigators, a chase ensued and the suspects ended up crashing into Brothers Taco House on Emancipation and Leeland, where both suspects jumped out and took off running.
Officers said they quickly captured one of the suspects while a K-9 found the second one during a search.
Police said one of the suspects suffered minor injuries due to the airbags deploying in the crash.
Managers of the restaurant said they were relieved the establishment was closed during the crash.
“People sit there and eat their breakfast so we’re thankful it wasn’t during our business hours. Someone could’ve gotten hurt or anything,” Manager Maria Alejandro said. “We’re not gonna let this little crash stop us from opening.”
Police said they discovered the car was stolen. The suspects, 17-year-old driver Jordan Lewis and 18-year-old passenger Delvelin Givens were arrested. Lewis was charged with evading arrest with a motor vehicle and Givens was charged with evading arrest on foot.