HOUSTON — Houston Police are looking for one of two suspects involved in a crash that seriously injured an HPD officer in north Houston.
HPD says the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on October 27, 2018 when two brothers were pushing an inoperable vehicle illegally.
Andre Morris, 37, was in a pickup truck pushing the disabled vehicle with his brother Terrance Carr, 34, inside the sedan.
Without having power steering or breaks, the sedan crossed a median and went into oncoming traffic where it hit an HPD officer head on.
Officer T. Hammons was escorting a funeral procession when he was hit in the 9000 block of West Montgomery Road.
Officer Hammons was thrown from his motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. HPD says he suffered two broken legs, a crushed pelvis, and other internal injuries.
Morris was arrested about a month later on November 25, 2018. Police are still looking for Carr.
In a press conference held Tuesday morning, HPD said the brothers had tow straps in the vehicle but decided not to use them. They also apparently had a lot of cash on them and could have afforded a tow truck but chose not to call one.
Morris told officers he and his brother planned to push the vehicle for about seven miles.
The brothers are charged with aggravated assault on a public servant.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to Carr's arrest.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. All tipsters remain anonymous.
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