Shooting at the police with an AR-15

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  1. ml1209

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    Not a good way to end a meal at a Mexican restaurant. And what's with the dead body in the passenger seat - trying to get on the HOV lane?


    Houston driver firing at cops flees with body beside him | Front page | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

    Police, deputies find dead man after NW Harris Co. chase

    Harris County sheriff's deputies and Houston police are still sorting out the details as they try to find out who killed a man in a shooting that led to a chase in which a driver fired at a deputy before finally giving up.

    The incident began about 10:15 p.m. when police were sent to investigate reports of gunfire coming from a Mambo's restaurant on U.S. 290 near Tidwell.

    "As they arrived, a large group of people in the parking lot pointed to a white pickup truck that was fleeing the area," said Lt. John Legg of the Sheriff's Office.

    The Houston officers pursued the GMC Sierra, but lost sight of it as it headed westbound along 290 and crossed the city limit.

    "The vehicle's description and direction of travel was then broadcast to Harris County," Legg said.

    Sheriff's patrol cars took up the chase. One deputy was able to maneuver ahead of the pickup and lay a strip of spikes across the roadway.

    As the pickup sped by, the driver fired at the deputy but missed, Legg said.

    The driver eventually pulled over on 290 near Kickapoo Road. Inside the truck, deputies found an AR-15 rifle and a dead man who had been shot.

    Investigators have not determined who shot the man, but Legg said it did not appear that any officers fired their guns during the pursuit.

    "It's still under investigation, the circumstances surrounding how this individual sustained those gunshot wounds," Legg said.

    Charges are being prepared against the driver, who is 23. Officers have not determined whether he knew the dead man or whether the truck was stolen.
     


  2. 40Arpent

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    :lolz:
     
  3. Texas1911

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    How did this make the Houston Chronicle? I thought this was a normal occurrence in Houston.
     
  4. 40Arpent

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    Good point.
     
  5. cuate

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    Someone once said that life was too short to live it in Houston.......Seems the passenger expired of lead poisoning in that city and the "Frito Bandito" with the AR15 will be moving to Huntsville or one of the other Dept. of correction villages......:gotme:
     
  6. robocop10mm

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    Weekly fun and games on the Houston freeways.
     
  7. Darkwind

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    good lord tell me about it, I do night patrol. There is always something going on, but usually its south side- under I10
     

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