HOUSTON — Local police are searching for an alleged shooter after an argument turned violent overnight in northeast Houston.
Investigators said a witness flagged down a Houston Police Department patrol officer around midnight Tuesday and reported a shooting had happened on the North Loop at Homestead Road. Officers found the victim at a nearby What-a-burger with a gunshot wound to his arm. They applied a tourniquet until paramedics got there, and then the man was taken to the hospital.
He is expected to survive.
Police responded to Homestead Rd & North Loop area after a citizen flagged them down & told them about a shooting. They found a man with a gunshot wound to his arm at this Whataburger. @CW39Houston pic.twitter.com/Cpex48TmNq
— Courtney Carpenter (@CourtneyCW39) October 15, 2019
It was last reported police believe the shooting happened during an argument that started at a gas station across the street from the fast food restaurant.
"The information that we have right now is that there was some kind of altercation at a Shell station there at that location," HPD Lt. Larry Crowson said. "There was a male in a car, got in an argument with this male. There were shots fired that struck the male."
Crowson said the victim came over to the What-a-burger as the suspected shooter fled. Police put out a description of the car, which they believe the suspect was driving. Shortly afterwards, investigators found a vehicle matching that description and took the driver into custody.
At last update, the man was called a possible suspect. However, authorities have not confirmed the man they pulled over is the suspect involved in the shooting.