HPD officer shot at by suspect while investigating shooting in SE Houston, authorities say

HOUSTON – Investigators were searching for a suspect who got into a shootout with an HPD officer in southeast Houston Monday, according to Houston police.

The situation unfolded in the 4500 block of Idaho Street near Cullen around 12:10 a.m.

According to HPD, two officers were responding to a call about a disturbance in the area when they heard gunshots. One of the officers went to see where the gunshots were coming from when he saw a driver and passenger in a white Ford Expedition. The driver was allegedly holding a gun.

HPD officer shot at by suspect while investigating shooting in SE Houston, authorities say (HPD)

That is when the driver pointed the gun in the officer’s direction, forcing the officer to discharge his weapon, firing off multiple rounds. It was unknown if any bullets struck the suspect or vehicle, police said.

The vehicle sped down the street, but then stopped. The suspect then allegedly fired at least three times at the officer and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Investigators said nearly 15 rounds were fired during the incident and the officer was not injured.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the HPD Special Investigations Unit at (713) 308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.


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