Police say a Tuesday morning car chase through the Northside neighborhood resulted in the death of one of the suspects.
Houston Police Department spokesperson John Cannon said the suspect, a 40-year-old man, died after falling out of a U-Haul truck that police were pursuing and being subsequently run over by the truck.
The driver of the truck, 54-year-old Diawannah Corteasher Thomas, has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault of a police officer in the 208th State District Court. She has also been charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County.
Another male suspect jumped out of the truck near the intersection of Yale Street and Parker Road close to the Near Northside neighborhood and was arrested shortly thereafter, according to police.
Cannon said one HPD officer was injured during the chase and taken to a hospital in stable condition.
According to HPD, the chase began after an off-duty officer called in a a burglary in progress just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Officers arrived and saw the U-Haul truck, a white Ford E-450 truck driven by Thomas, before taking off in pursuit.
HPD Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite told reporters that as police continued chasing the U-Haul through neighborhoods in the vicinity of North Main Street and Interstate 45, the male suspect fell out of the truck before being run over.
Police said Thomas continued to evade police and later struck a two-man HPD patrol vehicle in the 4800 block of Oak Forest Drive.
The truck eventually caught flat tires and came to a stop near the intersection of West Parker Road and North Shepherd Drive, where police say Thomas was arrested.