Teen killed, another injured after purse chase ends in crash near Memorial City Mall

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A teen was killed Monday after a robbery and high-speed chase near Memorial City Mall, Harris County sheriff's deputies said.

According to investigators, a purse snatching was reported around 6:30 p.m. to two off-duty deputies that were working as security guards at the mall. The security guards followed a vehicle they suspected was involved. The driver was headed southbound on Blalock and tried to pass a car but clipped it and crashed. Deputies said the car rolled, clipped a tree, went through a lawn and into another tree.

A 16-year-old who was inside the car died. 

A 17-year-old  who was also in the car was taken to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known. 

Two other 16-year-olds who were in the car were arrested.

It is unclear what charges the teens might face.

Investigators said no weapons were found in the car.

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