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Sheriff: Deputies shoot and kill suspect in NW Harris County after chase

It started with calls of a drive-by shooting. The suspect then led deputies on a chase, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, then began to fire at them.

HOUSTON — Harris County deputies shot and killed a suspect after a chase and reported drive-by shooting in northwest Harris County early Monday morning.

According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, units were called out to reports of a drive-by shooting on Cora Street, south of West Mount Houston

Gonzalez said Harris County Precinct 1 deputies arrived at the scene first and spotted a suspicious vehicle. When deputies approached the vehicle, the suspect took off.

The short chase ended when the suspect crashed at Veterans Memorial and the Sam Houston Tollway and took off on foot, while shooting back at deputies.

Here's an update provided by Gonzalez at the scene:

According to Gonzalez, two deputies with Precinct 1 and two deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office fired back, killing the suspect outside of an Exxon gas station.

Gonzalez said they believe the man is the suspect in the reported drive-by shooting, but they don't have confirmation at this point.

"It drew their attention," Gonzalez said. "It appeared there was someone in the vehicle, but the vehicle was blacked out with no lights or anything."

No deputies were injured and no one was hit during the initial drive-by shooting.

The suspect has not yet been identified.

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