Based on a tip, HPD said the suspect was arrested after a call for him to surrender was sent out Wednesday.
ARRESTED: Following a tip-off, officers arrested this suspect overnight. Officers observed the man had a gunshot wound to one of his legs. He was taken to a hospital.
– Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 25, 2021
Houston police said a female officer in uniform, who was working an extra security job at a Home Depot, was towed about 100 feet by the theft suspect’s vehicle Wednesday.
According to police, the officer fired at least one shot when she was towed by the vehicle driving in reverse in the parking lot in the area of the Gulf Freeway and Woodridge around noon. 10:20. Police added that the officer was holding onto the passenger side door of the suspect’s vehicle.
The officer, who was not immediately identified, was sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Free guard HPD officer in uniform tried to stop man accused of stealing from Home Depot, police say
Prior to the confrontation with the parking lot, police said the suspect was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer when it was found he was trying to push his cart outside without paying, resulting in pushing between the two.
In the wake of the incident, police released photos of the man they believe stole construction cable from the store and later caused the officer’s injuries.
According to HPD, the suspect sustained a shot in one leg. When he was arrested overnight, he was taken to the hospital.
Police had not yet released the suspect’s identity.
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