HOUSTON—While fleeing from a Walmart, a shoplifter struck a pregnant woman with his car before an off-duty deputy opened fire, according to authorities.
Around 2 a.m. on Sunday, an off-duty Precinct 4 deputy identified two shoplifters at the Walmart on 290 at Tidwell. He reportedly confronted them in the parking lot.
The male suspect ran to his car and allegedly tried to run over the officer. In doing so, he is accused of hitting a pregnant woman who was standing nearby.
The deputy pulled his weapon and fired several times at the vehicle before the suspect got away. Investigators do not believe he was shot.
The pregnant woman was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The deputy was not injured.
The other shoplifting suspect, a woman, was taken into custody.