Houston police are investigating the self-inflicted shooting death of a male suspect that occurred at 13600 Main Street at about 10:05 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 7).
The identity of the male is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan, Senior Police Officer E. Aguilera and Officer K. Heaverlo reported:
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect’s vehicle when he ran a red light at Hillcroft and South Main. The suspect then drove at a high rate of speed, running over a stop sign and several curbs in an attempt to evade officers. The vehicle traveled east in the 13600 block of Main Street when it hit a curb and then jumped onto the concrete median in the middle of the roadway. Officers approached the suspect’s vehicle and discovered he had shot himself, with a gun found next to him. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.