HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Harris County sheriff's deputy opened fire on a man who she believed was trying to run over her in a Chili's parking lot on FM 1960 near I-45. It all started with a traffic stop around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when a pair of deputies pulled over a woman and put her in custody. Deputies say the passenger of that car then got behind the wheel and rammed into the patrol car with a deputy inside. A second deputy was out of the car. She feared that the driver was trying to hit her with the car, so she fired a single shot, but the man sped off. Investigators do not believe the man was hit. The car was eventually found about a mile and half away, but the man was not there. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the area around here is seeing more crime, so his deputies have been increasing their presence. "We are out here in this greater north Harris County area, around the 1960 corridor. It has been a very high crime area so we have a lot of patrol units out here to … [Read more...] about Harris County deputy opens fire on man who allegedly tried to run over her in Chili’s parking lot
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Vido is also accused of shooting and killing a secretary at the plumbing business.Vido left the scene and pulled into the parking lot of Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic. Deputy Richard Whitten followed him, and the two got into a shootout.Deputy Whitten was shot in the throat. He was flown to the Texas Medical Center in stable condition.Capt. Ken DeFoor with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said Deputy Whitten is alert and responsive.SEE ALSO: What we know about deputy injured in Liberty County shootingVido left the clinic in a stolen, white 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis with Texas license plate FGZ7180.Around 10:40 a.m., the vehicle was found about a mile away from the plumbing business on CR 2477.Authorities are setting up a perimeter around the area to see if they can track down Vido, who is considered armed and dangerous.You want to know what an “all out manhunt” looks like? THIS is what it looks like. Police, deputies, DPS, police, dogs, drones, a helicopter—every … [Read more...] about Woman killed, 3 others shot, including deputy, in Liberty Co.
Whitten has been with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) for four years. He graduated from the Lone Star College Police Academy.LSCO says Whitten has been married to his wife Kami for 14 years. They have two children together who are 22 and 25 years old.Whitten graduated from Splendora High School in 1986 and is a lifelong resident of the Cleveland area.In his free time, Whitten likes to hunt, fish and spend time with his family.Follow Steve Campion on Facebook and Twitter. Report a correction or typo … [Read more...] about What we know about deputy injured in Liberty County shooting