64-year-old retired officer injured after stalking suspected burglar, getting into fistfight with him and shooting in Texas

A retired police officer was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds after chasing a suspected burglar in his truck, getting out and getting into a fist fight with the man and then a shootout.

Patches Mohhamad said KTRK-TV that she saw an armed intruder at her home in the Highland Crossing neighborhood of the town of Highlands from her surveillance video cameras, but she was not in the house at the time.

“I almost passed out,” she said. “I’m telling you the truth. It’s like watching a movie. I can’t believe this man is standing in my kitchen. In my livingroom.”

She said the man appeared to run away after her alarm clock rang around the house.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the alleged intruder was then confronted by a retired Baytown police officer who also lived in the neighborhood and had been seen allegedly breaking into homes.

The 64-year-old drove his white Chevy Suburban after the man on foot, then jumped out of his truck and confronted him.

An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, told KTRK he saw the two men fight.

“I went home and I saw these guys rolling around and holding each other’s shirt, and I was like, ‘Man, that didn’t look right,'” the witness explained. “So I reached down to grab my phone to call 911 and heard three gunshots.”

He says one of the shots hit his vehicle inches from his seat, so he ran out to help the retired officer restrain the suspect, all the while calling 911.

“The guy had a gun and I picked it up and put it in my truck and kept it until the police got there,” the witness said.

He said the retired officer was injured in the ear.

“He was shedding blood, so I got in my truck, got paper towels and gave them to him,” he said. “There was so much blood.”

Both the retired officer and the suspect were hospitalized for their multiple gunshot wounds. Investigators believe the suspect broke into at least two houses in the neighborhood.

KTRK said the officer’s family told them he would be fine. His daughter said he would always take care of his neighborhood.

Mohhamad said she was praying for the man and his family.

Here is a local news report on the incident:

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: LauraCoffey@worldtimetodays.com.

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