Off-duty deputy opens fire on suspect caught breaking into his vehicle in west Houston, HPD says

HOUSTON – An off-duty deputy reportedly opened fire on a suspect who was breaking into his vehicle in west Houston on Saturday, police say.

According to the Houston Police Department, the incident took place in the 10400 block of Town and Country Way around 5:35 p.m. in the deputy’s apartment complex parking garage.

The deputy told investigators he was inside his unit when he received an alert from OnStar that someone was attempting to break into his truck.

Once the deputy went outside, the suspect allegedly jumped into a nearby car and sped off.

The deputy remained unharmed and it is unclear if the suspect was injured.

Authorities say they are now searching for a white Toyota Camry with damage to the front.

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