Police Officer Shot in the Face While Chasing Carjacking Suspect in Houston

A Missouri City (Texas) police officer was shot in the face on Saturday during a high-speed carjacking chase in Houston.

Crystal Sepulveda, a 29-year-old Missouri City police officer, was shot in the face and a foot after she and other officers spotted a stolen car at a Texaco gas station at Fondren and Main Street in Houston at about 2 AM on Saturday, leading to a high-speed chase.

The suspect crashed the car in front of a home about 4 miles from the Houston gas station and ran into the backyard before firing at the officers and shooting Sepulveda in the face.

Troy Finner, Houston Police Chief, said that when the vehicle pulled out of the gas station, Missouri officers followed and soon called Houston police for backup.

Two Houston police officers, a Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputy, and a Texas Department of Public Safety officer reportedly fired at the suspect, and each agency will conduct its independent investigation.

The Fort Bend County district attorney’s office will also conduct an independent investigation.

Houston police said Sepulveda was taken to Memorial Hermann Medical Center in Houston, where she was stable Saturday.

“Officer is in stable condition,” Houston Police said in a tweet.

The suspect, who was not publicly identified, died later at a hospital.


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