Officer shoots suspect on the Eastex Freeway

Humble police officer was in physical fight with suspect

HOUSTON - Humble police said an early morning burglary led to an officer involved shooting on the Eastex Freeway.

Investigators were called to the Ashley Furniture store on the Eastex Freeway and FM 1960, near the Deerbrook Mall, around 6 a.m. Monday morning.

When they arrived, officers spotted two men running from the scene. Police said they ran across the freeway, as officers chased them.

Officials said at one point, an officer caught up to one of the men and there was a struggle. The officer was using his pepper spray, but during the fight his canister of pepper spray was thrown to the ground.

Authorities said the officer pulled his service weapon and shot the suspect.  The suspect was taken to the hospital. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

The officer was not seriously hurt.

Police said the second suspect was able to get away; but, he was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m.

Mark Boyle will have more on this developing story on Local 2 News at 11.

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