Conroe, August 15 – At approximately 10:28 am, Conroe Police Officers responded to a report of a possible stolen vehicle located in the Lowes parking lot (1920 Westview Blvd). Officers arrived and two suspects in the occupied stolen vehicle attempted to flee in the vehicle. The suspect intentionally rammed four parked citizen vehicles, one that was occupied, while trying to flee from the officer. A Conroe Police officer fired his handgun to protect himself and others present. An off-duty retired Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy came forward to assist this officer and fired one round striking the suspect driver; resulting in a non-life threatening injury. The suspects fled this location and were pursued by officers south on IH45 for several miles until the disabled suspect vehicle could not continue. Both suspects fled on foot and were apprehended after an extended foot pursuit.
The suspect driver was determined to be a juvenile who was wanted on multiple charges. This juvenile was treated and released at Conroe ER before being transported to Montgomery County Juvenile Detention to face additional charges. The passenger, identified as Noah Dennis, 17 yoa from Corpus Christi, was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (UUMV) and Evading on Foot. Dennis was transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded and is assisting in the investigation. The Conroe Police Officer will be placed on administrative leave as standard practice until the investigation is completed.