HOUSTON – Houston police arrested two men suspected of stealing a Chevrolet Tahoe.
Witnesses reported that Salvador Vasquez and Mayky Quinonez broke into a vehicle in the 13600 block of the East Freeway. Officers who responed to the call fround the suspects inside a stolen blue Chevrolet Tahoe, police said.
As officers placed Quinonez in custory, Vasquez is accused of accelering from the scene. Police said Vasquez led officers on a pursuit and crashed in the 12800 block of the East Freeway.
Vasquez exited the vehicle armed with a gun and continued to try to flee, ignoring an officer’s verbal commands to stop, police said.
At one point, Vasquez, still armed with the gun, allegedly turned toward Officer Escobar. who in fear of his life, discharged his duty weapon. Vasquez was hit, but he continued to run a short distance. Then he was taken into custody and transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was listed in stable condition.
Police arrested and charged two suspects. One suspect, Salvador Vasquez, is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and felon in possession of a weapon in the 262nd State District Court. The other suspect, Mayky Quinonez, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in the same court.