Update: HCSO Charge Suspects In Deputy Involved Shooting

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Damion McCowan (l), Tyler Johnson  (credit: HCSO)

Damion McCowan (l), Tyler Johnson (credit: HCSO)

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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have charged four suspects in connection with an aggravated robbery which led to a deputy involved shooting over the weekend. The suspects allegedly robbed the Family Dollar store located in the 13700 block of Kuykendahl Drive Saturday afternoon.

HCSO deputies arrived as suspects were fleeing in a stolen, white Crew Cab truck. “The suspects led deputies on a pursuit that ended with the suspects crashing into a barrier and into Cypress Creek, added officials. As the suspects fled on foot. HCSO deputies deployed K9 handlers and set a perimeter to search for the suspects. “One suspect, now identified as [20-year-old] Dashaude J Carr was located and was ordered to surrender,” stated authorities.

Officials state that Carr refused comply with the commands of deputies and began climbing a fence. After being told to surrender a second time, Carr then pulled a handgun and pointed it at deputies. The officials then discharged their weapons striking Carr and fearing for their own lives. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The four other suspects have been taken into custody and charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. They include two juveniles and 18-year-old Damion McCowan and 18-year-old Tyler Johnson.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office also states that the deputies involved in the incident include Deputy D.J. Kerrigan, a 12 year veteran assigned HCSO K9, and Deputy A.C. Sustaita, a three year veteran assigned to Patrol Bureau.

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