Monday, October 13, 2008

Chase in Montgomery County leads to fatal shooting

Lesson number one (1) never try and outrun the law
Lesson number two (2) never fire a weapon at the Law

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Oct. 13, 2008, 4:09PMShare Print Email Del.icio.usDiggTechnoratiYahoo! BuzzMontgomery County Sheriff's deputies fatally shot a man who led authorities on a chase this morning, tried to evade a roadblock and then shot at the deputies, officials said.

Three other people in the man's car, all passengers, were injured and taken to area hospitals, authorities said. No authorities were injured, the sheriff's office said.

No identities have been released.

Authorities said the man killed was a wanted felon. He was thought to be carrying a weapon and had a history of evading law enforcement.

Investigators with the office's Special Investigations Unit were following the man, who was driving a black Ford Mustang, authorities said. They stopped the Mustang at the intersection of FM 1488 and Honea Egypt.

The man refused to comply with commands and tried to evade the roadblock set up by the deputies, authorities said. He then fired upon the deputies, who returned fire, fatally striking him, authorities said.

One female passenger was taken by helicopter to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. Another female and a male passenger were taken to Memorial Hermann The Woodlands.

Officials said they have not determined how many shots were fired.

The office's Detective division and the Texas Rangers are investigating, along with the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

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