HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after Harris County sheriff’s deputies said a man possibly involved in a drive-by shooting was fatally shot after firing at deputies in north Harris County Monday.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said deputies responded to reports of a drive-by shooting in the 11100 block of Cora at around 3:20 a.m.
When HCSO and Precinct 1 deputies arrived at the scene, they located the possible suspect driving a vehicle and a three-mile pursuit ensued, Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said the suspect crashed at Veterans Memorial and Sam Houston Tollway. The suspect then got out of the vehicle and fled on foot while firing toward deputies, HCSO said. Gonzalez a lieutenant and deputy with Precinct 1 and two HCSO deputies fired back at the suspect and shot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, HCSO said.
The sheriff says there was a brief chase after the suspect crashed at Vets and Sam Houston Tollway. Sheriff Gonzalez said the suspect was shooting at deputies, who shot back @KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/Q25NArE28O— Rilwan Balogun (@KPRC2Rilwan) August 8, 2022
Gonzalez said no deputies were injured during the incident.
Witnesses said the suspect was asked to put his weapon down multiple times before he was shot.
According to Gonzalez, the Pct. 1 lieutenant has 38 years of service and the Pct. 1 deputy has one year of service. One of the HCSO deputies involved has served for six years and the other has been a deputy for two years.
The HCSO Homicide Unit and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office are conducting an investigation.
At abt 3:20 am, @HCSOTexas units responded to a drive-by shooting at the 11100 blk of Cora. Pct 1 deputies located the possible suspect driving a vehicle and a short pursuit ensued. The driver crashed at Veterans Memorial & Sam Houston Tollway. Preliminary: suspect fled on 1/2 pic.twitter.com/Q4quoFSott— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) August 8, 2022