Video: Accused Killer Tries to Hijack Car in Front of Texas Police

Dec. 1, 2023
A man who allegedly shot and killed his father was fatally shot by a Spring Branch school district police officer after the suspect carjacked two vehicles and led authorities on a brief chase.

By Matt deGrood

Source Houston Chronicle

A Spring Branch ISD police officer fatally shot a man Thursday morning after he allegedly killed his father, possibly attempted to enter a nearby elementary school, and carjacked two people as he tried to flee from law enforcement, officials said.

Officers around 7:10 a.m. received a call about a shooting in the 2500 block of Mona Lee Lane, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said. A woman told dispatchers her son had come home, engaged in an argument with his father, and that shortly after she heard a gunshot. She then ran outside the home and called police.

Police responded and found the father dead at the home, Finner said.

Dispatchers with the Spring Branch Independent School District Police Department then took a call around 7:20 a.m. saying someone had been trying to steal vehicles at Buffalo Creek Elementary School, less than a mile away from the shooting, officials said. Officials were also investigating whether he might have tried to enter the school.

The man allegedly tried to carjack a woman who was dropping her children off, but wasn't successful, Finner said. A district officer noticed the man and he took off.

The man then carjacked one vehicle, sideswiping several other cars, before jumping out of that car and carjacking a second vehicle, District Police Chief Larry Baimbridge said. Officers pursued him briefly before he came to a dead-end street, left the second vehicle, hid behind a building and fired at least once at an officer, according to authorities.

District police officers then returned fire, Baimbridge said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators had not identified the man as of Thursday morning.


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