New Caney ISD officer injured in shooting involving catalytic converter theft suspects outside movie theater

Officer-involved shooting at a north Harris County movie theater. (KPRC)

A New Caney Independent School District officer working an extra job was injured trying to stop suspects believed to be trying to steal catalytic converters from vehicles outside a movie theater in North Harris County.

The officer was one of two from the school district who was working at the ShowBiz Cinemas on Canyon Lakes Trace in Humble Saturday night.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said preliminary information indicated the two officers shot at the possible catalytic converter theft suspects, who attempted to run them over, in the parking lot.

One of the officers was struck by a bullet in the foot, which the Sheriff said may have been the result of a ricochet. The officer was taken to a local hospital in stable condition and was released on Sunday morning.

The description of the suspects and the vehicle they fled in is limited at this time. Sheriff Gonzalez tweeted that they fled in a dark grey sedan.

Both officers will be placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, according to New Caney ISD. The district did not release the identities of both officers.

New Caney ISD Police Department has released a statement on the officers:

While working an extra job, two school district officers were involved in a shooting Saturday night. One of the officers was struck in the foot. That officer was treated at Kingwood Emergency Hospital and released. As is standard procedure, both officers will be placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation. The district cannot release the names of the officers as this is an active investigation being conducted by the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.