HOUSTON – A police officer was dragged by a vehicle Saturday night leading to an officer-involved shooting in The Heights, according to the Houston Police Department.
Police said the officer was conducting a traffic stop around 7 p.m. near the intersection of 36th and Main streets. Investigators said the driver was attempting to drive away and dragged the officer for a short time.
The officer responded by firing a weapon and hit the driver in the shoulder, according to HPD.
Police said the officer and the driver were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer suffered from road rash after being dragged, according to HPD.
HPD has not revealed the identity of the driver or the reason for the traffic stop.
HPD Commanders, detectives & PIO are headed to an officer involved shooting at 7400 N Main. Prelim info is a suspect drug an officer with his vehicle & the officer discharged his weapon. Both have been transported to the hospital. Further info at the scene. #hounews pic.twitter.com/Y437ErHWrC— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) August 29, 2021
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