A Texas man who was accused of murdering his father, carjacking 2 vehicles, and leading a police officer on a pursuit is dead. He shot at the officer before he returned fire.
Houston Police Department Troy Finner, the chief of the department, told reporters on Thursday that police officers had responded to reports of an incident at a house in Mona Lee Lane around 7:10 am.
A woman called the police to report that her son was home from school and had argued with his father. A few moments later, she heard a gunshot and ran out to call the police.
Officers found the father who had been pronounced dead on the spot.
Police only identified the woman’s 30-year-old son as having fled from her house. He ran to Buffalo Creek Primary School.
Spring Branch ISD Police were alerted at 7:20 am to a suspect trying to enter vehicles in the school. The officer tried to stop him, but the suspect ran off before he could carjack a vehicle.
The officer chased the man who sidewiped two vehicles including a bus. The suspect got out and stole another vehicle.
He then drove into a dead end, got out of his stolen vehicle, and ran until he found himself cornered by Houston Crane, Inc., on Campbell Road.
Spring Branch ISD Police reported that the suspect fired one round at the officer after turning. The officer then returned fire and shot the suspect several times.
The officer was not hurt and the suspect was declared dead on the spot.
FOX26 Houston reported the Spring Branch ISD Police that the suspect may at one time have tried to enter the elementary schools, but the investigation is still ongoing.
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The district stated in a press release that “the suspect was not able to enter the building because all doors were secured in accordance with SBISD’s safety protocols.”