DICKINSON, Texas – An employee shot his supervisor Friday afternoon because he was upset about the number of hours he was assigned to work, according to the Dickinson Police Department.
The shooting happened around 4 p.m. at the Gay Family Kia in the 3000 block of Gulf Freeway.
Joshua Lee, 29, went into Michael Pavlas’ office and shot him because he was upset about the number of hours he was assigned to work, police said. Lee left in his 2011 Chevrolet Malibu and drove towards Friendswood.
Dickinson Police were able to broadcast a description of the suspect’s vehicle. League City Police Department spotted the vehicle traveling northbound on I-45 and attempted a traffic stop.
Lee refused to stop for officers and continued to drive for about three miles in Friendswood near his home, police said. Lee then ran from his vehicle and was pursued on foot by officers.
Lee was allegedly carrying a Ruger .357 revolver at the time and officers used a taser on the suspect.
According to police, Lee was arrested and transferred to the Dickinson Police Station and is currently in the Dickinson City Jail where he is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.