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Pearland officer shoots suspect running from hospital

Jayme Frase, Houston Chronicle
Published 10:40 pm, Sunday, June 23, 2013
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A suspect leaving an area hospital quickly returned after he was shot by a Pearland police officer, according to Houston Police Department spokeswoman Jodi Silva.

A suspect in a case by the Pearland Police Department was leaving Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital at 11800 Astoria Sunday when he attempted to flee from a Pearland officer, Silva said. The officer shot the suspect.

No further details were available on the incident.

Houston Police Department is investigating the shooting since the hospital is barely within its jurisdiction. Pearland Police Department will handle any conduct investigation of its officer.