Houston police have arrested and charged a man suspected of shooting a deputy from the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office while robbing an area restaurant on the night of Oct. 16.
The Houston Police Department announced Wednesday that Keith Lamar Thomas, 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault of a police officer.
According to HPD, the deputy was off duty but uniformed and working security at the northeast intersection of North Shepherd Drive and Loop 610 when he was shot at least once, received first aid from a citizen and was transported to a hospital in stable condition. HPD Assistant Chief James Jones told reporters at the scene that the suspect, who Jones described as a black male standing 6-foot-3 and wearing a ski mask along with a green and white sweatsuit, fled after the shooting and was possibly driving a white Dodge Charger with black rims.
Police said the man fired multiple shots at the deputy after robbing customers and employees at Five Guys, a hamburger restaurant at 2902 N. Shepherd Dr., at about 8:20 p.m. Oct. 16.