Suspect killed in attempted carjacking in southeast Houston, police say

Here's what we know

HOUSTON – A suspect was shot Tuesday during an attempted carjacking in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

The incident was reported around 5:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of Park Place.

Officers said a 21-year-old man was sitting in his vehicle when he was approached by another man who started a fight.

During the fight, officers said the 21-year-old man fired several shots, striking the carjacking suspect.

The 21-year-old man exited his vehicle and called 911. Officers said the injured carjacking suspect then got into the shooter’s vehicle and tried to flee the scene, but crashed into a ditch a few blocks away.

The carjacking suspect was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 21-year-old man was not injured in the incident.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was consulted and the case will be reviewed by a Harris County grand jury. 

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS

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