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Police Station Shooting Suspect Calls Cops, Issues Challenge, Then He Lost

Houston, TX – The gunman accused of shooting up the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Holzwarth station in a broad-daylight attack Monday afternoon was pronounced dead Thursday after leading Houston police on a high-speed chase through the city.

A local source told The Police Tribune the suspect called police earlier in the day saying he was wearing body armor.

He challenged them to come and get him, according to the source.

Deputy constables spotted the suspect in a white sedan on the 610 South Loop at approximately 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, KHOU reported.

The suspect refused to stop and led deputy constables and Houston police officers on a high-speed chase through the downtown area and onto I-45 towards Greenspoint.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and its air support joined the pursuit, which reached speeds of up to 120 miles per hour at times, KHOU reported.

Police said shots were fired in the latter portion of the chase, which ended outside a Goodwill Donation Center in Greenspoint at approximately 11:44 a.m., according to KPRC.

“Update: suspect is deceased. Another individual has been transported to an area hospital in unknown condition,” the Houston Police Department (HPD) tweeted a short while later.

The attack on the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 station located at 20122 Holzwarth Road occurred at 12:38 p.m. on Nov. 8, Harris County Constable Mark Herman said in a press release.

Constable Herman also released surveillance footage of the incident.

The video showed a white, four-door sedan driving through the station parking lot.

The vehicle slowed to a near stop in front of the lobby entrance just before the shooter fired multiple rounds into the building, shattering both glass doors.

Bullets also riddled other windows and the building itself, according to Constable Herman.

The suspect vehicle then fled the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Constable Herman described the shooter as a black male.

He added a $5,000 reward on Tuesday morning for any information leading to the arrest of the gunman.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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