This story was updated Sunday, June 30 at 9 a.m. The update is in bold print.
KATY/HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Two car burglary suspecsts were arrested early Saturday night in Katy after being pursued and caught by a Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Deputy Constable. The pursuit ended on Highland Knolls Drive at the South Mason Road traffic signal. The suspects vehicle showed damage from multiple gun shots and one suspect had been shot in the leg.
When the suspects Nissan Sentra was stopped in Katy it had five bullet holes in a rear door, and the back passenger side window was also shot out.
“The vehicle burglaries occurred in Fort Bend County,” said Chief Deputy Chad Norvell of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
“A homeowner observed the suspects at his residence in Cinco Ranch. He followed them in his vehicle. At a location inside Harris County, one of the suspects fired at him and he (the homeowner) returned fire striking one of the suspects.”
“The Precinct 3. Deputy spotted them when they came back into Fort Bend County,” Norvell said.
“Our Detectives interviewed the suspects and they did admit to multiple vehicle burglaries,” Norvel added.
Personnel from the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Offfice, the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constables Office, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Harris County Precinct 5 Constables Office were all on the scene at Mason Road and Highland Knolls Drive when the chase ended.
The Precinct 3 deputy who ulitmately stopped the suspects also helped stop the bleeding from one of their legs.
“He applied a tourniquet to his leg,” Constable Wayne Thompson said. Covering Katy was on the scene as the man was taken away by ambulance for a gunshot wound treatment.
The second suspect was taken into custody and placed into the back of a Precinct 3 patrol truck while law enforcement discussed details of what happened.