An off-duty Waller County deputy faced an eventful morning:
Working an extra job in the Galleria area, he said a man pulled a gun while he directed traffic at a construction site at Post Oak Boulevard and West Alabama Street.
The incident reportedly occurred around 1:45 a.m., when an SUV pulled into the intersection, blocking traffic – the driver apparently asleep at the wheel.
The deputy knocked on the car’s window, when he said the driver drew a gun:
“When the occupant turned, he looked at the deputy. The deputy says the occupant then pulled a weapon, a pistol, pointed it at the deputy through the window,” Houston Police Department assistant chief Bobby Dobbins said in an interview with Eyewitness News.
"He feared for his life."
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) January 24, 2018
The deputy, reportedly “fearing for his life,” immediately pulled out his gun, and shot the man several times, hitting him in the hand.
The suspect drove to a location at Beechnut and the West Loop, where records show he called 911.
He reportedly received a transport to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
This is a developing story.