Shooting Incident Involving Deputies in Spring, Texas Leaves Suspect Dead and Deputy Injured

Shooting Incident Involving Deputies in Spring, Texas Leaves Suspect Dead and Deputy Injured

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a shooting incident early Thursday morning while investigating a motor vehicle accident in Spring, Texas.

The incident occurred around 2:46 am on the service road of the 24400 block of I-45. A deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle, but the suspect failed to yield and headed southbound on the same service road toward the accident site.

The suspect vehicle suddenly stopped just north of the accident scene and reversed, crashing into the Sheriff’s Office unit and injuring a deputy who was exiting the vehicle. Other deputies at the accident scene observed the suspect’s actions and intervened to assist.

Faced with an escalating situation, the deputies discharged their weapons out of concern for their safety and to prevent further harm.

Both the injured deputy and the suspect were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. Unfortunately, the suspect has succumbed to their injuries. The injured deputy is expected to recover from non-life-threatening injuries and will be released from the hospital soon.

The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending notification of family.

An investigation into the shooting is underway, with detectives from the Homicide Violent Crimes Unit, Crime Scene Investigators, Texas Rangers, and the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office involved.

The deputies involved in the shooting incident have varying levels of law enforcement experience, with one having 2.5 years and the other less than one year. Sheriff Rand Henderson praised the deputies for their courage in confronting danger and reiterated the dedication of law enforcement officers to ensuring community safety.

Sheriff Rand Henderson stated, ”The suspect’s actions today placed our Deputy’s lives and safety in immediate danger, highlighting the unwavering dedication and courage demonstrated by our law enforcement officers. Men and women of law enforcement courageously confront danger daily to uphold the safety and security of our community. My thoughts and prayers are with the deputies, as well as the family and friends of the suspect, as they navigate this tragic event.”

UPDATE – March 17th: The deceased suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Inyerman Jose Munoz from Humble, Texas. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office investigation is ongoing and being conducted per policy jointly with the DPS Texas Rangers and Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Once concluded, the case will be presented to a Grand Jury.