Houston police arrest capital murder suspect, second man after carjacking

Police say they have two people in custody after carjacking and pistol-whipping a woman before leading them on a chase across north Houston.

According to police , the carjacking happened around 1:40 this morning at an apartment complex on Inwood Park Drive near West Little York Road in northwest Houston.

Police say the woman who had just come home from work was approached by two armed men who pistol-whipped her and stole her Jeep Cherokee. The carjackers took off in the Jeep, but police were able to locate it and tried to get the driver to stop.

The kept going and ended up leading authorities on a 10-mile long chase that ended in northeast Houston on Breland Street near Sandra Street when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree.

The passenger was taken into custody, but the driver fled on foot, police said. The was found after a search of the area, and was bitten by a K9 officer, who found the carjacker hiding under a trailer in the area.

Police say one of the men was out on bond for a capital murder charge out of Harris County and the other has two previous convictions for burglary.

Courtesy of KPRC Channel 2

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