HOUSTON – Deputies are investigating after a wrecker driver reportedly shot a man while exchanging gunfire with him during an altercation in northwest Harris County Monday.
Precinct 1 Harris County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting in the 5700 block of W. Mount Houston.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a man that had been shot twice, HCSO said. He was transported to the hospital by officials with Harris County Emergency Corps in stable condition, deputies said.
According to investigators, a man on the property approached the wrecker driver as he was preparing to tow away a vehicle that doesn’t belong on the property. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man pulled out a gun, and the wrecker driver went to his vehicle and also pulled out a gun. Both of the men exchanged gunfire, Gonzalez said.
Pct 1 units responded to the 5700 blk of W Mount Houston in reference to a male with a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, they learned a wrecker driver and an adult male got into an altercation and the male allegedly brandished a gun. The wrecker driver also retrieved a gun & both 1/2— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 25, 2022
Deputies said at one point, a family member of the man that was shot came outside, picked up the gun, and shot at the wrecker driver.
Investigators said the wrecker driver ran several blocks down and waited on deputies.
Several vehicles at the scene were reportedly damaged when deputies arrived.