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Pearland officer shoots kidnapping suspect at SE Houston apartment complex, HPD says

KHOU-TV Houston 11/15/2022 Cory McCord (KHOU)

A wanted man was shot by a Pearland Police Department officer Tuesday at an apartment complex in southeast Houston, according to Houston police.

The Houston Police Department tweeted about the shooting just before 3 p.m.

It happened at an apartment complex on Schroeder Road near Griggs Road.

According to HPD officials, Pearland police got a tip about a suspect who was wanted on several felony warrants -- including kidnapping.

The tip led them to an apartment complex near the intersection of Griggs and Schroeder.

HPD officials said that when Pearland police showed up at the apartment complex, they spotted the suspect. The suspect ran and Pearland police chased him, authorities said.

When the suspect pulled out a gun, a Pearland officer shot him, according to HPD investigators.

HPD officers arrived at the scene around 2 p.m. and helped provide first aid to the suspect before he was taken to an area hospital. Authorities said he was in critical condition but is expected to survive.

The Pearland officer who shot him has been with the force for nine years, officials said.

No officers were injured in the incident.

HPD is handling the investigation since the shooting happened in their jurisdiction. HPD said it will not release bodycam video from its officers since they weren't involved in the shooting. Pearland police's bodycam video policy is unknown.

Here's what the scene looked like while investigators worked to find out what happened:

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