La Porte detective serving arrest warrant shoots man in Pasadena, police say

By Phil Archer - Reporter, Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor, Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

PASADENA, Texas - A La Porte police detective shot a man Monday in Pasadena while serving a search warrant, according to authorities.

The shooting was reported about 11 a.m. at a gas station at the intersection of Pasadena Boulevard and Red Bluff Road.

La Porte police said Jeremy Endsley was wanted on charges of delivery of a controlled substance and a probation violation on another drug charge.

A detective tracked Endsley down at the gas station and called for assistance so he could serve the warrant, police said. Before backup arrived, Endsley tried to leave and the detective made the decision to try to arrest Endsley by himself, police said.

Police said the detective, who was dressed in plain clothes but was wearing a tactical vest that identified him as a police officer, ordered Endsley to raise his hands several times. Endsley refused and made an aggressive movement, police said. The officer opened fire, hitting Endsley several times, police said.

At least two rounds went through Endsley's car window and one bullet apparently grazed the hood of the truck the officer was driving. 

Police said Endsley was taken to Bayshore Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening. He is recovering and could be released Tuesday.

Endsley, 32, did not have a weapon, police said.

The officer involved was not hurt. His name is not being released at this time. 

Pasadena police and the Harris County Shooting Team are investigating the case, police said.

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