Off-duty Missouri City police officer’s leg injured when hit by car

An off-duty Missouri City Police Officer was injured Saturday August 27, 2011 when he was struck by a vehicle driven by suspected car burglars. The officer was working a side job providing security for a jewelry store in the Post Oak Plaza shopping district not far from the Galleria. He was escorting a customer to their car when he saw two black males in a silver four-door pull into the parking lot: the immediately got out and started peering in the windows of a parked Chevrolet Tahoe. Concerned that the men were about to break in to the Tahoe the officer approached and the men jumped into their vehicle and sped off, hitting the officer in the leg with their vehicle. The officer responded by drawing his pistol and opening fire on the vehicle. Several bullets found their mark and hit the car but it is unknown if either of the occupants were hit. The silver-colored vehicle also struck a parked car as it fled and should have obvious damage in addition to the bullet holes. Fortunately the officer is expected to recover from his leg injury. Anyone with information to share about the identity of the men or their vehicle should call HPD or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. Here is Channel 13’s coverage of the incident.