Houston police are asking for the public's help in finding two suspects whose vehicle struck a Missouri City police officer at 1749 Post Oak Boulevard about 10:20 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 27).
Missouri City Officer B. Lampe, who discharged his duty weapon during the incident, was not seriously injured.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Burton and Senior Police Officer T. Miller reported:
Officer Lampe was working an extra job as security at a jewelry store at the above address when he observed two black males who appeared to be breaking into a vehicle in the parking lot outside the business. When Missouri City Officer Lampe attempted to arrest the two males, they got into a vehicle and attempted to flee. As they were fleeing, the suspects' vehicle struck Officer Lampe. Officer Lampe, in fear for his safety, then discharged his duty weapon several times. The suspects fled the scene in their vehicle. It is unknown if either of the suspects was wounded in the incident.
The suspects are described only as two black males, last seen driving a gold or tan Chevrolet Impala or Malibu sedan. Anyone with information on their whereabouts or about this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
As is customary in all incidents in which a police officer discharges a weapon within the city limits, this case will be investigated by the HPD Homicide Division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.