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Police searching for 3 suspects after officer-involved shooting in west Houston

A suspect in the car, who the officer noticed had a gun, reportedly told him, "Not if we shoot you first."

HOUSTON — Houston police are looking for three suspects in a shooting involving an officer Friday evening in west Houston.

Police responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m. Friday outside an office building in the 5900 block of Westheimer near Fountainview. Police said an off-duty officer who was shopping inside a building came out and saw the front passenger window of his car was broken and a couple of men trying to break into his car.

Police said the officer approached the men, showed his gun and advised them to leave. A suspect in the car, who the officer noticed had a gun, reportedly told him, "Not if we shoot you first."

Officials said the suspects started driving toward the officer. He felt threatened and shot two to three rounds, according to police. The officer told investigators he does not believe he hit any of the suspects.

The suspects left the scene, driving eastbound in a black Dodge Durango SUV.

Anyone with information on the suspects is urged to call the Houston Police Department.