HPD: Man accused of dragging off-duty officer outside Home Depot arrested

Houston police say he was discovered in a single day with a gunshot wound to the leg and brought to the hospital.

HOUSTON — Houston police have arrested a person accused of dragging an off-duty officer a number of yards Wednesday within the car parking zone of a Home Depot in Gulfgate space.

HPD tweeted about 6:20 a.m. Thursday that the suspect was taken into custody in a single day. Police mentioned they have been performing on a tip once they discovered him.

Investigators mentioned he had a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to the hospital.

His identification has not been launched.

Editor’s Note: The above video was revealed earlier than the suspect was captured.

Off-duty officer injured whereas confronting suspect

The name first got here in as experiences of a crash about 10:20 a.m. Wednesday on the ironmongery shop within the 6800 block of the Gulf Freeway close to Woodridge Drive.

HPD Asst. Chief Patricia Cantu mentioned the officer was wearing full uniform whereas working an additional safety job on the retailer. It was reported she was dragged for about 100 toes.

“When I watched the video I was disturbed,” Cantu mentioned. “I was disturbed at the recklessness and just disregard for anyone — whether they’re an officer or not — being dragged by a vehicle.”

According to investigators, it began when the suspect was confronted by the shop’s loss prevention personel as he tried to go away the shop with building wire inside a procuring cart.

Cantu mentioned surveillance video confirmed the suspect and worker moving into an altercation earlier than the person went into the car parking zone.

Once outside, the officer opened the passenger-side door of the suspect’s automobile to confront him however he obtained behind the wheel and backed away, in response to police.

Cantu mentioned the officer fired her weapon a number of instances whereas being dragged. At the time, it was unclear whether or not the suspect was hit.

Cantu mentioned the suspect escaped in a black Chrysler 300 with chrome rims however left empty-handed.

She was later taken to the hospital with street rash to her shoulder, legs and arms. She is reported to be doing OK.

Fortunately, no consumers have been damage throughout the incident.

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