5/7/24 Houston, TX – Domestic Disturbance – Suspect Shoots Girlfriend 9 Times And Kills Her – Shoots At Deputy Constable – Steals Police Vehicle – 2nd Gunfight – Suspect Steals Camaro – Armed And Dangerous

May 7, 2024


Authorities are searching for a man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death at a Houston gas station and then getting into a gunfight with a deputy constable.

The Harris County Pct. 7 deputy constable reportedly sustained a head injury, possibly from a fall, and was taken to the hospital. He is expected to be OK.

The incident began around 12:35 a.m. Tuesday at a gas station near MacGregor and Almeda.

According to police, a Houston Fire Department ambulance crew was getting fuel at the gas station when they witnessed a domestic disturbance between the suspect and a woman, later confirmed to be Teresa Houston.

The paramedics reported that the man and Houston went into the store, then came out and argued.

According to police, the paramedics then saw the suspect chase Houston to the driveway of the store and shoot her approximately nine times.

FOX 26 spoke with one of the employees who works at the convenience store, and he recounted the scene he saw when he arrived for his shift. 

“The lady who came in walked into the store saying please help me, he’s going to kill me. That’s all her last words were,” Patel Pranav said.

The suspect fired multiple shots. It’s something employees remember witnessing. 

“He shot nine rounds. Five of which hit our window and four hit her [the victim] in the head,” Pranav said.

Police say the paramedics retreated to safety during the shooting and then saw a deputy constable. They flagged him down and told him what they saw.

Police say the suspect then got into a vehicle and drove up the street a bit, and the deputy constable followed to attempt a traffic stop.

“The deputy engaged the suspect after the traffic stop and immediately went into a shooting. The officer retreated, exchanged rounds. The suspect then got into the deputy’s vehicle and drove away,” said HPD Asst. Chief Anderson.

Police say the suspect returned a short time later, and there was another gunfight with the deputy constable. The suspect reportedly got into a black Chevy Camaro and left the scene.

Meanwhile, after the deputy constable had left the gas station to conduct the traffic stop, police say the paramedics had rendered aid to the wounded woman and transported her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

“Tragically a domestic disturbance that resulted in a death,” Asst. Chief Anderson said.

According to Alvin ISD, Houston was an employee with the district. They gave FOX 26 this statement: “Alvin ISD extends our deepest condolences to the family of Teresa Houston, a valued member of the Shadow Creek High School staff. Teresa’s dedication and commitment to our students will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”

According to police, the Camaro has since been located. It was left on the shoulder of I-610 in north Houston and taken to a tow lot shortly after the shooting.

Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. They are working to positively identify him.