HARRIS COUNTY – Authorities are searching for two, possibly three armed suspects late Monday night near Hooks Airport in northwest Harris County.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that just before 8 p.m. an SUV was stolen from Autumn Oaks Way and then driven into a ditch near Boudreaux Road and Sugarberry Way.
Deputies said that two men got out of the vehicle and were busy fighting each other. One had a .22-caliber rifle and fired it at the other. The second man jumped back into the SUV and drove off before dumping the vehicle at a nearby gas station.
The suspect that was left behind ran off into the woods near the airport. Deputies said he left behind a handgun at the scene.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting in the search of the area with a helicopter. Deputies said that they found the drug Xanex in the abandoned SUV, so the altercation may have been a deal gone bad.