Officer-involved shooting leaves one suspect dead in north Houston

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Four Harris County sheriff deputies  responding to a call about a stolen vehicle  Tuesday afternoon shot at three suspects, killing one. 

One person is in custody, but another remains at large.  

The incident unfolded just after 2 p.m. near the 9500 block of Airline Drive. Around 2:17 p.m, a call came into the Precinct 1 constable’s office about a stolen vehicle in the Garden Oaks area, according to Sgt. C. Collier with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. 

A  constable  began following the car near Airline Drive, where support from the sheriff’s office was called in. 

Officials chased the car into a parking lot off Airline Drive. The stolen car tried to ram into the deputies’ vehicle. 

Four deputies inside the vehicle began firing at the stolen car, which had three people  were inside. The suspected driver of the vehicle died on scene. Deputies are still searching for one suspect. 

Houston Police are also responding to a possibly related case, where a white vehicle was trailing the stolen vehicle involved in the shooting. 

The white four door sedan may have been involved in several robberies in the city earlier this morning.

The deputy was not hurt, said Ryan Sullivan, a sheriff’s office spokesman. 

“We have very little information right now,” he said.

Houston police also arrested a man Tuesday afternoon on Airline Drive and West Mount Houston Road.  It is unclear whether the arrest is related to the incident. 

This is a developing story, check back soon for more details.


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