August 23, 2022 – A suspect was fatally shot by Houston Police after taking a supervisor hostage and forcing her to drive down the Eastex freeway. Police caught up to the kidnapping victim and the suspect at a Shell gas station in Splendora, TX, just north of Houston.
According to the Houston Police Department, “
“The suspect arrived at a commercial building in the 400 block of Benmar Drive and, at gunpoint, took a female employee from the location against her will. A short time later, the suspect contacted the employee’s supervisor and threatened to harm the employee if the supervisor did not meet with him. The supervisor met with the suspect and the suspect then released the female employee. The suspect then, at gunpoint, took the supervisor against her will and ordered her to drive north on U.S. Highway 59.
HPD patrol officers were able to locate the vehicle traveling on North U.S. Highway 59 and observed the suspect and the female pull into a gas station at the above address. Officers arrived and surrounded the vehicle, at which time the suspect reached for a gun. Fearing for their safety, a sergeant and three officers discharged their duty weapons, striking the suspect. Paramedics pronounced the suspect deceased.”
Investigations are still ongoing and we will update you as soon as we have more information.