HOUSTON – An HPD officer got off work Thursday only to run right into a crime scene.
Police said he had just pulled into the Walgreens on Westpark at Dairy Ashford when he spotted a man running out holding a box with two employees chasing after him. The officer wasn't in uniform, but he ran up to show his badge as the man jumped into a brown Durango.
The driver hit the gas, pinning the officer against his own car so the officer opened fire. The officer was not hurt.
The bad guys got away unhurt also with about a thousand dollars worth of cigarettes.