Man who shot at deputy arrested after 2-hour search in NW Harris County, officials say

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor, Cathy Hernandez - Reporter

HOUSTON - A manhunt Friday in a northwest Harris County neighborhood ended with the arrest of a suspect who authorities said opened fire on a deputy.

Deputies said around 8:30 a.m. Friday they responded to a domestic violence disturbance at a home in the 13600 block of Vickston Lane. 

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said a deputy made entry into the residence after a consent to search by a woman, believed to be the suspect's girlfriend, inside the house. While the deputy was walking down the hallway, authorities said the suspect fired shots at the deputy through a closed bedroom door.

The deputy returned fire, striking the suspect in the stomach, sheriff's deputies said.

"We considered him a dangerous individual from the standpoint that he fired shots at our officer," Capt. J.D. Philpot with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.

The suspect fled the house with a shotgun, according to deputies, and the manhunt began.

Residents were urged to stay inside and lock their doors while authorities searched the neighborhood for the man.

About two hours later, Philpot said the man was located by a K-9 unit while he was hiding in the backyard of a nearby residence.

VIDEO: Deputies discuss shooting, manhunt, arrest

The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Eduardo Galvez. 

The girlfriend was badly beaten and is several months pregnant, according to the Sheriff's Office 

"The female at the residence did appear to have numerous injuries as a result of that domestic violence incident and she's currently at the hospital being treated," Philpot said.

Philpot said the suspect's shotgun was recovered a couple of blocks away.

The deputy is expected to be OK, Philpot said.

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