OIS INC #66457618

Officers were in the course of conducting an investigation when a black vehicle backed up towards them at a high rate of speed. The vehicle struck a female who had been detained by the officers as well as the officer’s patrol vehicle. The vehicle then began driving off at a low rate of speed. One officer pursued the vehicle on foot through the parking lot while continuously telling the driver to stop. The driver refused all verbal commands and when it appeared to the officer that the driver was going to flee the area and potentially pose a risk to others, he discharged his weapon several times striking the suspect. The suspect was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital. The suspect is expected to survive his injuries and will be charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid.