Tomball-area carjacking turns into a shooting

HCSO deputy saves life with CCEMS tourniquet training

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Editor’s note: The Cypress News Review showed how the Cypress Creek EMS trained local law enforcement officers in proper use of a tourniquet (https://www.cypressnewsreview.com/ccems-continues-training-sheriffs-deputies-to-stop-the-bleed/).

TOMBALL TEXAS — An attempted carjacking turned into a shooting near a business last night south of Tomball, according to police reports.

During the aggravated robbery near the intersection of 10798 SH 99 / Glenloch Forest Dr., two white male suspects shot a victim in the upper thigh and fled the scene in two white trucks, around 8:25 p.m. The sheriff stated the information his investigators had at the time was “sketchy and fragmented.”

Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 1 deputies responded and found the victim with a serious wound.

“When deputies arrived, they found victim with a serious wound to upper leg area, bleeding profusely,” said Ed Gonzalez, Harris County Sheriff. “A deputy acted quickly in applying a tourniquet that stopped the bleeding. If not, (it was) very likely (the victim would) bleed out.”

The sheriff gave another update later last night, stating the victim was stable and complimented the deputy on saving the citizen’s life.

“(I’m) proud of our deputies’ quick actions,” Gonzalez said. “As an agency, we’ve been intentionally training our deputies on the ‘Stop the Bleed’ program under the instruction of partners such as Cypress Creek EMS. This program has the potential to save lives: a deputy’s partner, themselves, or a citizen.”

Word about the training program’s saving a life got back to the CCEMS this morning.

“It’s been our pleasure to train your deputies, Sheriff,” said Norm Uhl, the CCEMS’ public information officer. “Cypress Creek EMS has trained hundreds of officers in departments across the region, Firefighter/EMTs in the CCEMS coverage area and school district personnel in a dozen school districts. The more people who know how to #StopTheBleed while EMS is on the way, the more lives we’ll save.”

The intersection of Grand Parkway and Glenloch Forest Dr. (Google Maps)
The intersection of Grand Parkway and Glenloch Forest Dr. (Google Maps)

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