Pursuit, Officer Involved Shooting
EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY, November 18, 2013 - Around 9 p.m. Sunday, a Pct. 4 Deputy Constable was northbound on Loop 494 in Porter when he initiated a traffic stop on a Chevrolet pickup truck pulling a travel trailer with no taillights. The driver of the pickup did not stop, but attempted to flee, accelerating to approximately 75 mph, driving erratically and running other vehicles off the road.
The pursuit continued northbound on Loop 494. A second Pct. 4 Deputy Constable was partially blocking the intersection of Loop 494 and FM 1485, in attempt to keep civilian drivers out of its path. The fleeing truck struck the patrol vehicle then went east on FM 1485 where the driver then attempted another turn, but instead wound up stuck in a ditch.
Deputies ordered the driver to exit the vehicle, but he instead turned and reached over the seat and ignored officers as he attempted to retrieve from the rear floorboard what was later confirmed to be a weapon.
The officer was forced to discharge his weapon, with one shot striking the suspect once.
An MCHD ambulance transported the suspect to Ben Taub Hospital in Houston in stable condition.
The deputy whose patrol vehicle was struck was transported to a hospital in South Montgomery County, where he was treated and released. His K-9 partner was not injured. The patrol vehicle is expected to be a total loss.
The truck was registered to a Spring resident, but was stolen from a home in Splendora where the owner’s father was visiting friends. The travel trailer was stolen from a Kingwood residence moments before the pursuit.
The suspect is identified as 27-year-old Chase Moore, of Splendora.
Moore faces multiple charges upon completion of medical treatment.