Man being questioned over girlfriend's death

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on December 24, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 12:00 PM

HOUSTON -— A man was in custody late Sunday after allegedly getting in a shootout with Houston police officers, and he could soon face even more serious charges.

Investigators said they got a call Sunday morning about an assault at a home on Brisbane on the south side of town.

The Houston Police Department told KHOU 11 News the gunfire started right as the first officer was pulling up.

“He doesn’t even see an individual that’s shooting at him he hears gunshots and hears and sees two of his right side windows blown out,” said HPD spokesman John Cannon.

Police said the suspect then jumped in a car and led them on a chase.

Officers and the suspect exchanged fire several times, but no one was hit. The suspect was finally arrested in southwest Houston.

When officers searched the first house, where the whole thing started, they said they found the body of a woman who was believed to have dated the suspect.

The man is now being questioned about her death

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