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HPD: Woman charged with aggravated assault after hit-and-run incident with Liverpool officer

The driver is accused of ignoring the off-duty officer's demands before she sped off and hit him in his leg.

HOUSTON — Houston police say a female driver has been charged after a hit-and-run incident earlier this week that led an off-duty officer from Liverpool, Texas to open fire.

The suspect, 27-year-old Ashley Elizabeth Casey, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 262nd State District Court.

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The female suspect, Ashley Elizabeth Casey, 27, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

According to the Houston Police Department, it was about 9 p.m. Tuesday when an off-duty officer from the Liverpool Police Department called 911 to report his personal vehicle was struck from behind by another vehicle on Dixie Farm Road. The officer followed the woman who hit his car until they stopped along I-45 at FM 2351.

The officer approached the woman’s vehicle with his gun out, showing his badge and stating he was a police officer. The woman allegedly drove toward the officer and hit his leg.

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The officer discharged his weapon at the vehicle's tire, but the suspect kept driving on FM 2351 until she went through a light at Highway 3, crashing into two other vehicles. Her vehicle jumped a curb and hit a tree.

The woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Police at the scene said it was discovered she had a 2-month-old in the vehicle with her. That child was not hurt.

No other injuries were reported.

"As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the Houston city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit," HPD stated in a press release on Thursday.

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