Innocent driver dies after being hit by suspects’ vehicle during police chase in west Houston, HPD says

A community activists says police need to change their pursuit policy

HOUSTON – A man has been charged after an innocent driver died after being struck by a vehicle that was involved in a police chase in west Houston Monday, according to police.

Cameron Rogers, 20, has since been charged with felony murder and felon in possession of a firearm.

The crash happened in the 2700 block of Wilcrest Drive around 12:15 a.m.

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, units were in pursuit of a vehicle after one of three suspects at a gas station was showing signs of “suspicious behavior.” Officers said that one of the two men was outside of a vehicle and had an open container. Police also said the vehicle, a Cadillac STS, was illegally parked at the gas station. Officers said when they turned on their lights and approached the man and the vehicle where two other people were, a brief chase ensued.

Rogers was being followed northbound on Wilcrest, but police said they eventually lost sight of the vehicle. Units came up to the intersection and discovered the suspects sitting on a curb. Police said they discovered that the Rogers’ Cadillac collided with an innocent driver in a BMW traveling westbound on Meadowglen, investigators said.

The innocent driver was pronounced dead at the scene, according to HPD.

Officers said Rogers and two other passengers, a 21-year-old man, and an 18-year-old woman, were all detained at the scene and transported to a hospital in stable condition.

Investigators said Rogers was evaluated at the scene and showed no signs of impairment.

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