Incident at 1200 Baker Street
July 3, 2006 -- Charges have
been filed against a suspect who fled in a vehicle from Harris
County Sheriff's deputies at 1200 Baker Street about 6:45 p.m.
on Saturday (July 1).
The suspect, Guillermo Thomas Ortiz (h/m, DOB:
3/12/68), has been charged in the 179th State District Court with
felony evading arrest in a motor vehicle.
HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Walker and
T. Hufstedler reported:
The suspect entered a Harris County Sheriff's
Department jail facility to visit a prisoner and one of the deputies
conducted a criminal background inquiry on him. After learning
the suspect had a warrant, deputies attempted to detain him but
he managed to run to a vehicle he had parked outside the facility.
Deputies followed the suspect outside as he entered his vehicle
and approached him from either side. The suspect put the vehicle
in reverse while deputies followed on foot. One of the deputies,
fearing the vehicle was going to strike him, fired a shot at the
front tire. The suspect managed to flee the scene in a white four-door
sports utility vehicle and is wanted at this time.
Anyone with information regarding Guillermo Thomas
Ortiz's whereabouts is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division
at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a