Manhunt underway after officer-involved shooting at SW Houston gas station

By Cory McCord - Digital News Editor, Sophia Beausoleil - Reporter

HOUSTON - Authorities are searching for a man who was involved in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police said they are actively searching for a Hispanic or Asian man who fired shots at a Citgo gas station at the intersection of Wilcrest Drive and Beechnut Street. Police said it doesn't appear that anyone was hurt.

“First and foremost, I want everybody to know nobody has been shot, nobody has been hurt and we’re still looking for a suspect,” said Houston police Chief Art Acevedo. 

Acevedo said officers were responding to a medical call around 2 p.m. at the Walgreens across the street when they heard gunshots.

“One of our officers from our West Side Tactical Team ran across the street, engaged the suspect,” he said. 

Acevedo said the suspect squared up and had a gun in his hand. Acevedo said the officer feared for his life and fired back one round, but the officer missed. 

Police said the shooting suspect is about 20 to 30 years old and has black hair. He was wearing a flannel shirt and was seen on surveillance cameras getting into a black Ford F-150 to leave the scene, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact HPD.

Acevedo provided an update that can be seen in the video below.

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