Traffic Incident at 4600 Idaho
February 17, 2006 -- A suspect
who led a Houston police officer on a short pursuit died when
his vehicle struck a tree in the 4600 block of Idaho about 2:20
a.m. today (Feb. 17).
The name of the 24-year-old male suspect is being
withheld pending notification to family members. He was pronounced
dead at the scene.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D.S. Runyan and Officer S. Martinez reported:
An HPD officer saw the suspect driving a vehicle
without its headlights on at the intersection of Scott and Idaho
and attempted to stop the driver. At that time, the suspect fled
at a high rate of speed and the officer ceased the pursuit when
speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour. As the officer began searching
the neighborhood, he spotted the suspect's vehicle wrapped around
a tree at 4600 Idaho. The location is about 15 blocks from where
the officer initially tried to pull over the suspect.
Investigators found a small amount of marijuana
in the suspect's possession and recovered numerous pairs of new
tennis shoes in boxes in the trunk of the vehicle. The shoes will
be processed as evidence pending a burglary and theft investigation.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.