Passenger killed in crash while running from police

The surviving suspect had to kick out the windshield to escape

By: abc13.com staff

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One person died Sunday morning when the car they were in plunged into a southeast Houston bayou during a police pursuit, authorities said.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 8800 block of Bryam Street near the Gulf Freeway.

Police officers saw what they believed to be a drug deal happening at a convenience store and began following a car when they tried to perform a traffic stop, according to Houston police.

When the driver took off, officers say someone threw a pistol out of the car and ended up driving on Bryam Street, a dead-end road off the southbound feeder of the Gulf Freeway near the Monroe Park and Ride.

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