Deputy constable shot during traffic stop, saved by bullet proof vest

A routine traffic stop went very badly after a man opened fire, leaving one Precinct 7 deputy constable injured.

It all happened around 12:30 this morning on Fondren Road near West Orem Drive in southwest Houston.

Chief Henry Gaw with Precinct 7 says deputy constable Quinton Goodwill was conducting a routine traffic stop, and that when he approached the vehicle, the man inside shot him without warning, hitting Goodwill possibly twice before fleeing the scene in a silver Honda.

Goodwill put in a mayday call saying he’d been shot. He was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be OK. Goodwill was wearing his bulletproof vest and believes that may have been the difference between life and death.

Authorities eventually found the driver, who was caught about 30 minutes later driving with his lights off. He apparently had a firearm and body armor in plain view inside the car, which has Florida plates. The man was taken into custody without incident, but was not identified.

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