Five people are accused of shooting at North Richland Hills police officers during a car chase late Friday, police said.
At about 10:15 p.m., an officer spotted a vehicle that matched the description of one from which somebody had reportedly fired at a 911 caller minutes earlier on Northeast Loop 820 near Texas 26, police said in a news release. The officer tried to pull over the car — described as a maroon Dodge Neon — in a residential area a few blocks away.
Someone in the Neon fired a handgun at officers more than once, the release says.
Eventually, the Neon “became disabled” on Northeast Loop 820, and officers from North Richland Hills and nearby agencies took five people into custody. The suspects, three adults and two juveniles, were being held on investigative charges in two robberies in Haltom City, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempted capital murder of a police officer, the release says.
Police recovered a semiautomatic handgun from the vehicle, the release says. The suspects’ names were not released.
Mark David Smith, 817-390-7808