Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a dangerous suspect who fired several shots at one of our deputies over the weekend.
On Saturday, September 15, 2018 at approximately 6:00 a.m., a Harris County Precint 5 Deputy Constable attempted to conduct a traffic stop at N. State Highway 6 and the Katy Freeway.
The driver of a gold Buick sedan allegedly made an improper turn. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and took off at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle continued on N. State Highway 6 reaching speeds of up to 90 mph and ran a red light during the pursuit. The suspect lost control of his vehicle and struck a gray minivan.
After striking the minivan the suspect continued losing control of his sedan and hit a glass front door of a business in the 5300 block of N. State Highway 6.
The vehicle came to a stop at this location. The driver of the vehicle exited with a silver handgun and fired several rounds towards our deputy. The suspect dropped the gun and ran east through the parking lot.
The deputy was not hit and did not fire his weapon.
Harris County Precinct 5 Deputies set up a perimeter and a Precinct 5 K-9 was deployed at the scene, but unfortunately the suspect was not located.
Harris County Precinct 5 Investigators processed the scene and recovered a .40 caliber handgun. The gun was checked and determined to be stolen. A bullet hole was found in the front bumper of the patrol car.
Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap is asking for the public’s help identifying this suspect.
“Anyone who shoots at a peace officer has no conscience and is willing to kill. We need to get this suspect behind bars as soon as possible before he hurts someone else,” said Constable Heap. “Thank God our deputy is okay.”
Harris County Precinct 5 released the following three videos in hopes someone will recognize him and give us a call. The first video is from the deputy’s patrol car. The others are surveillance videos taken from nearby businesses.
Anyone with information is urged to call Harris County PCT 5 Investigations at 832-927-6746 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. For the latest information on crimes and arrests in your area, follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOfficeofConstableTedHeap.HCCOPCT5/
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