The Houston Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Tuesday at 5100 Bissonnet about 11:45 a.m..
The identity of the deceased male is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
“An HPD officer in a marked patrol vehicle was pursuing a robbery suspect driving a gray Chevrolet Impala westbound on Bissonnet into the City of Bellaire,” HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Hall and Officer C. Semien reporte. “At the intersection of South Rice, the suspect ran a red light and struck a white Honda Pilot. The suspect’s vehicle then struck a pedestrian walk sign, palm trees and a parked car before it crashed into the corner of a Starbucks shop.”
The suspect was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the Honda sustained minor injuries. A male patron of the Starbucks suffered minor injuries when he was hit with flying glass and debris. He drove himself to a doctor to be treated.
As is customary when a suspect dies in the presence of officers, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Internal Affairs Division.