The officer is recovering after he was hit by a suspect’s vehicle during the chase on Saturday morning.
On Monday, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office charged Dannyhau Nguyen, 32, with felony evading.
The incident started on Highway 6 near FM 2004 around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
Officers tried stopping the suspect, identified as Nguyen, in his white Dodge Challenger for traffic violations, but he fled. Deputies from Galveston County and Harris County Precincts 2 and 8 joined the pursuit.
The suspect later stopped at I-45 and Monroe, but he took off again. The chase went 50 miles into Houston. During his third time stopping – at North Shepherd Road and the Eastex Freeway – the Hitchcock police officer approached his vehicle. The officer then fired at the suspect, hitting him in the shoulder.
Nguyen then drove off a third time, northbound on Shepard Drive, police said. He then stopped at 580 North Shepard, where he was taken into custody without incident. Both the officer and the suspect are expected to recover from their injuries.
As is customary when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon in the Houston city limits, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.