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Incident at 3200 Tidwell

September 25, 2006 -- Houston police are searching for a suspect wanted in the attempted capital murder of a police officer at 3200 Tidwell on September 25 about 6:30 a.m.

The suspect, Edward Craig Hunt, (b/m, DOB: 7-19-78), is currently wanted for burglary of a habitation in the 338th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B.C. McDaniel and Officer R.A. Moreno reported:

Sergeant R. Barrios of the Northeast Differential Response Team was conducting an investigation at a motel at the 3200 block of Tidwell when he observed Hunt commit a traffic violation. Sergeant Barrios asked Hunt for identification and he provided the officer with an identification card that did not match Hunt's appearance. Sergeant Barrios attempted to detain Hunt in order to verify his identity, but Hunt resisted, fought Sergeant Barrios, and fled on foot. Sergeant Barrios gave chase and again struggled with the suspect. Hunt got back into his vehicle and attempted to run over Sergeant Barrios with his vehicle. Sergeant Barrios did not have enough time to move and as a result, he discharged his revolver one time at Hunt in an attempt to get him to change paths and not run over him. Hunt stopped the vehicle, backed up and sped away from the scene.

Sergeant Barrios, sworn in as an officer in November 1981, suffered lacerations to his hands and body.

The investigation led to the identification of Hunt who was found to have an outstanding felony warrant for burglary of a habitation. Hunt was located at his mother's house in north Harris County; however, he fled on foot into nearby woods.

Anyone with information on Edward Craig Hunt's whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JGA/JFC 9-26-06

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.