Aggravated assault suspect shoots at authorities during chase

Choppers, police dogs, ground teams unable to find Joshua World

HOUSTON - A man who shot at police during a chase Sunday night was still on the run early Monday morning.

The U.S. Marshal's office was serving an aggravated assault warrant to 29-year-old Joshua World at the Mafia Tuscan Lakes Apartments on Sunday night.

"He is very dangerous. [He] obviously [has] no morals or regard for human life," said Webster Police Chief Ray Smiley.

World is accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend, Jeanette Ochoa, at 301 North Hagerman on Saturday, according to the Houston Police Department.

When World saw the marshals, he took off in a black GMC Denali, said police.

"A chase began. It went through League City, through Dickinson, then back through League City and to Friendswood," said Kristi Wyaatt, a spokeswoman for League City.

During the chase, police said World had one hand on the steering wheel and used the other to shoot at officers. Police lost him in Friendswood.

World shot a Webster police car and at least five civilian vehicles, said League City police.

"We're looking for attempted capital murder charges for the shots he fired at the officers," said Smiley.

A short time later, World's bullet-ridden sport utility vehicle was discovered in a field near the Target at Bay Area Boulevard and Glen West. A perimeter was set up to find World.

Houston police sent their chopper and the Harris County Sheriff's Office sent  K-9 units to help ground teams in the search.

They searched for several hours but didn't find World. He will face evading and assault on police officer charges in addition to the attempt murder charge.

No one was hurt in the chase.

Anyone who has knowledge of World's whereabouts should call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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