Suspect injured after officer-involved shooting in north Houston, HPD says

HOUSTON – Police are responding to a scene of an officer-involved shooting in north Houston Sunday night.

According to HPD, the shooting took place in the 4400 block of North Freeway around 7:24 p.m.

Investigators say an officer working an extra job at a Walmart noticed a man assaulting a customer with some sort of bat or table leg.

The officer then confronted the man and followed him to a nearby Panda Express.

Police say that’s when the officer and the man began to physically fight.

Moments later, the officer reportedly attempted to use his Taser toward the suspect but the fight continued.

The officer then discharged his weapon, and shot the man in the torso, according to police.

The injured suspect then managed to flee to a nearby Chick Fil A before he was taken into custody.

According to police, the officers who assisted with the arrest later got in a crash near the scene.

The suspect was then transported to the hospital by ambulance and was in stable condition Sunday night.

The officer, who is a seven-year HPD veteran, was also transported to the hospital with a few cuts and bruises.

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