Man Leads HPD In Pursuit During His First Day In Texas

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DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: 11/14/17 1:30am
LOCATION: Started North Freeway/Airline. Terminated 18300 Blk Market St in Channelview
CITY: Houston
INCIDENT DETAILS:

  1. HPD officers stopped a vehicle at North Freeway/Airline
  2. During the stop, they saw a bag with possible narcotics and a gun
  3. Asked driver to step out and he took off with officers going into pursuit
  4. The pursuit went near downtown before heading east and terminating at a dead end on Market St
  5. At one point he drove through a construction zone, narrowly missing one of the parked officer vehicles in the zone
  6. Felony traffic stop and suspect taken into custody.
  7. Gun is a fake (bb gun) and the bag will be tested to see if they are narcotics inside
  8. Man claims he is from Mississippi and it is his first day in Texas
  9. Speeds over 120mph

VICTIM INFORMATION: N/A
SUSPECT INFORMATION: Black Male
HANDLING AGENCIES: HPD
SOT(s): N/A
ADDITIONAL: N/A