Houston, TX-A burglary suspect is suffering a gunshot wound after he fired at officers at a pawn shop in North Houston early Wednesday.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the shooting started at approximately 12:15 a.m.when two officers responded to a burglary call at the Cash America Pawn in the 5200 block of Airline.
The officers secured the exterior of the building when the suspect, described as a male approximately 20-30 years old, jumped out of a hole that he used to enter the back of the pawn shop.
The suspect started firing at officers with a semi-automatic pistol, and the officer in the rear of the building fired back.
The suspect fled running down East Rogers Street, and the other officer began to pursue him. The suspect and officer exchanged gunfire.
The suspect began firing from underneath a pickup truck where he was struck by police.
The officers involved were a 30-year-old who's been with the department for three years and a 26-year-old who's been at the department for four years.
"It's very fortunate that a suspect who fired quite a few rounds at our officers from a semi-automatic pistol, that neither officer was hurt," Acevedo said. "And the suspect himself was fortunate he did not lose his life in this exchange of gunfire."