Wednesday morning approximately 1:00 am, Conroe Police officers were involved in vehicle pursuit that ultimately ended with the suspect receiving a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his right arm.
A Conroe Police patrol officer observed a silver color 2002 Chevrolet pickup disregard a red light at the intersection Highland Hollow Blvd. and West Davis Street (Hwy. 105 west). The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and the vehicle’s driver refused to stop. The vehicle traveled eastbound to I-45 and then northbound on I-45 towards the city of Willis. The driver then traveled eastbound on FM 1097 through Willis and then to FM 2432. The driver ultimately stopped at a residence in the 12000 block of Oak Meadow, east of the city of Willis. The highest speed attained in the pursuit was approximately 80 miles per hour.
Two Conroe Police patrol units and a Supervisor were involved in the pursuit. A DPS Trooper intercepted the pursuit near the city of Willis and assisted the Conroe patrol units. While at the residence, the driver of the vehicle still refused to stop, drove through the yard, demolished a fence, and then drove directly towards the DPS Trooper’s marked patrol car. The Conroe Police Supervisor feared for the Trooper’s safety as the driver appeared to be intentionally driving towards the Trooper’s vehicle. The Conroe Police Supervisor fired three shots at the driver, one of which struck the driver in the right arm. The suspect stopped the vehicle and was subsequently detained.
The driver of the pickup was identified as Christopher Brian Browning, 32 years of age. The incident occurred at Browning’s residence. Browning was transported to the Conroe Regional Medical Center with a non-life threatening wound. Criminal charges on Browning are pending.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene to assist in the investigation as normal protocol.