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Robbery Suspect Shoots Pct. 4 Deputy with AR-15

HARRIS COUNTY, TX- A Deputy with Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman’s Office is lucky to be alive tonight after he was ambushed and shot by a robbery suspect with an AR-15 rifle Friday afternoon. The suspect allegedly earlier used the rifle to commit robberies at an Academy store near Willowbrook Mall and another Academy store located at Kuykendahl and The Grand Parkway/99. The crimes were reported, and law enforcement was alerted to be on the lookout for the suspect’s vehicle.

Pct. 4 Deputy Deteryon Fontonet spotted the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect fled, and a pursuit began. The suspect stopped in the 5300 block of Slashwood in Spring. Pct. 4 says that’s when the suspect opened fire on Deputy Fontonet with his rifle, and then ran into a nearby home. Precinct 4 Deputies surrounded the house where the shooter was holed up and arrested him a short time later.

Medics responded to the shooting and transported Deputy Fontonet to a local hospital with injuries, which haven’t been detailed as of this posting, except for the announcement that the Deputy was shot. There are reportedly 16 bullet holes in Deputy Fontonet’s patrol vehicle, but tonight he walked out of the hospital to a waiting vehicle and was taken to his home to recover.

No additional details are available as of 10 p.m. tonight. As soon as they’re provided, MCPR will share them. The most important detail tonight is already released – Deputy Fontonet will continue to “serve and protect” and he didn’t become a statistic.

DEPUTY FONTONET
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