A bank robbery suspect is dead and another wounded after a chase ended in an exchange of gunfire with deputies in northeast Harris County Thursday, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
No deputies were injured in the shooting off of Ribbonwood and Mesa Dr. in northeast Harris County. One suspect was fatally shot, one was wounded and transported by ambulance to an area hospital. Two others are in custody.
According to the sheriff’s office, the incident began with a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank at 9511 North Sam Houston Parkway.
The suspects fled the robbery scene in a vehicle with deputies and Houston police giving chase.
During the chase, the suspects abandoned their vehicle and a foot chase began. During the chase, the suspects reportedly fired on deputies. HCSO deputies then returned fire, striking two of the suspects.