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Houston Police Department
News Release
Monday, July 24, 2017

Robbery Suspects Arrested, Charged After Firing Shots at Officer
at 8335 State Highway 6 South

Charges have been filed against two robbery suspects, one of whom fired shots at a Houston police sergeant at 8335 State Highway 6 South about 4:35 a.m. on Saturday (July 22).

The suspects are identified as David S. Elias (H/m, 21) and Lawrence Benjamin Gordon (b/m, 20).  Elias is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and aggravated robbery.  Gordon is charged with aggravated robbery, felony evading arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  All charges are filed in the 179th State District Court.  

Photos of the suspects are not being released at this time due to ongoing investigations and meetings with other potential robbery victims.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives R. Lujan and M. Seay reported:

HPD officers were dispatched to an aggravated robbery at 11131 Windmark on reports two suspects stole a couple's vehicle at gunpoint.  Officers responded and developed information on the whereabouts of the stolen vehicle.  

An HPD sergeant attempted to conduct a felony traffic stop by turning on his emergency equipment.  The driver (Gordon) of the stolen vehicle did not stop and a pursuit ensued.  The stolen vehicle pulled into a gas station on State Highway 6 South.  The front passenger (Elias) exited the vehicle and discharged a firearm several times at the sergeant inside his patrol vehicle.  A bullet went through the windshield of the patrol vehicle.  Fortunately, the sergeant sustained only minor injuries from glass fragments.  The suspects were arrested without further incident and suspect Elias' firearm was recovered.  
Anyone with additional information on the two suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or the Robbery Division at 713-308-0700.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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