Man Fatally Shot After Police Chase, Multi-Vehicle Crash in Houston Apr 15, 2015, By AVIANNE TAN
A suspect is now dead after being shot by two Houston Police Department (HPD) officers following a chase in Texas that started in Houston and ended in east Harris County, the Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) said.
What ended as a fatal shooting started as a self-initiated patrol investigation in Houston city limits, a Houston PD spokesman told ABC News today.
"But then the suspect fled into Harris County," the spokesman said. "At the conclusion of the pursuit, at least one officer did discharge his weapon, but because it happened outside city limits, the Harris County's Sheriff's Office will take a lead role in the investigation."
The suspect's identity is not yet being released by the HCSO, the department leading the investigation, a HCSO said.
The two cops who shot at the suspect were identified as "R. Gonzales" and "L. Ingle" by HPD public information officer John Cannon, who was at the scene.
"Both officers have been serving for six years," Cannon said. He added the officers were not wearing any body cameras.
The high-speed chase, multi-vehicle crash and shooting were caught on video from a helicopter.
The suspect can be seen coming out of the car and then reaching back into it, at which point Houston Police Department officers opened fire,
Aerial footage from KRIV in Houston, Texas shows the end of a high-speed police chase that culminated in the shooting of the driver on April 15, 2015.
A large number of patrol cars from the Houston Police Department were involved in the chase, KTRK added, saying the end of the pursuit unfolded quickly in a matter of seconds elapsing between "the time the suspect struck the white car and the time officers opened fire."
The chase ended near North Shore Middle School in Houston, KTRK reported.