HOUSTON – A suspect is in serious condition after being shot by Houston police officers during a chase in west Houston, authorities confirmed.
The suspect, who has been identified as 40-year-old Arthur Lee McShan, has now been charged with felony evading arrest in a motor vehicle.
UPDATE: This is Arthur Lee McShan, 40, now charged with felony evading arrest in a motor vehicle in Sunday's (Jan. 30) officer-involved shooting at 13400 Westheimer.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 31, 2022
Below is a 2020 booking photo of McShan, who remains hospitalized.
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On Sunday, officers responded to reports of a citizen following a robbery suspect in the 13000 block of Richmond around 3:45 p.m.
When officers spotted McShan, they said they attempted the stop him but he refused, leading officers on a high-speed chase that lasted about 15 to 20 minutes.
During the chase, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said McShan hit two vehicles before losing control and crashing into a median on Westheimer.
According to investigators, when McShan exited his vehicle he extended his hands out in a shooting position in the direction of the officers. In return, five officers, including a sergeant discharged their weapons, striking McShan several times.
On Monday, HPD confirmed McShan did not have a gun. The incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
“It’s been a tough week. This is the third officer-involved shooting in one week. Just pray for our city and our officers. We are in tough times,” Finner said.
McShan was transported to the hospital by Life Flight in serious condition. Finner said he’s expected to survive.
Ifeat Obianwu said he saw the entire incident from his vehicle, which is now part of the crime scene.
“He hit my car in the front and I was still there, and then he opened fire on the police officer and then the police officer started shooting him, and more police officers came out with guns in my face and started shooting. I’m lucky I didn’t get shot cause bullets were flying,” Obianwu explained.