HOUSTON – A man accused of stabbing both of his parents with a knife before running into a Southwest Houston neighborhood has been shot by a deputy responding to the scene, according to Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office.
The initial call for law enforcement help came in around 10:30 a.m. from the 5600 block of Wigton. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found the man about a block away in the area of Cheena and Mullins.
According to information released by Precinct 5, as a deputy tried to make an arrest, the suspect lunged, and the deputy shot him in self-defense. The deputy who fired his weapon is a sergeant and 17 year law enforcement veteran.
The suspect was taken to the hospital by ambulance in stable condition.
The Houston Police Department took over the investigation and said both the victims were also in stable condition. No deputies were injured.