Pct. 7 deputy constable injured in crash in SE Houston: Authorities
HOUSTON A Precinct 7 deputy constable and a woman were rushed to the hospital after a crash Wednesday morning, authorities said. Deputies said the incident happened on Scott Street near the South Beltway at around 3:57 a.m. The deputy's patrol vehicle had major front-end damage and the woman was trapped in her car. Authorities said the deputy was taken to the hospital with knee pain. Deputies are unsure what led up to the crash.
Man accused of shooting deputy constable says voices in his head told him to, prosecutors say
HOUSTON - The man accused of shooting a Precinct 7 deputy constable made his first court appearance overnight. Romando Powell, 24, was charged with attempted capital murder after authorities said he opened fire on a deputy constable during a routine traffic stop early Wednesday morning. According to prosecutors, Powell was ordered to put his hand on his steering wheel, but instead, he pulled out a pistol and started shooting. Powell said that he opened fire because the voices in his head told him to shoot, according to prosecutors. The deputy constable has been released from the hospital.