SPRING, Texas — A carjacking suspect was shot multiple times Wednesday evening outside an LA Fitness in Spring.
A Precinct 4 deputy and an off-duty HPD commander fired multiple shots, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.
It started when the Precinct 4 deputy answered a suspicious person call at the Popeye's at 20035 Holzwarth.
The suspect took off on foot and ran from the Popeye's to a Home Depot to the LA Fitness.
Along the way, the suspect tried to carjack several citizens in an attempt to get away, Acevedo said.
"They tried to Tase him several times ... and at some point, he ran into the gym," Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said.
"One of our off-duty commanders was in the gym working out when the suspect came in armed with a knife and caused a disturbance," Acevedo said.
When the suspect ran back outside, the off-duty officer joined the foot chase.
"The suspect actually turned on the constable and threatened him with a knife at which point they both discharged several rounds," Acevedo said.
The man was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. There's no word on his condition but the chief said he's expected to survive.
The deputy fell and broke his wrist. He was released from the hospital Wednesday night and is expected to be OK.
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