Houston crime: Unarmed robbery suspect shot by 5 officers pretending to have guns, police say

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Charges have been filed against a suspect who led Houston police officers over a case 20 minutes of car chasing and was later wounded in an officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon.

Arthur Lee McShan was charged with motor vehicle evasion.

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Initially, Houston police said the 40-year-old man opened fire on officers before they shot back at McShan. Soon after, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner stopped him and said he couldn’t say that much longer.

On Monday, police clarified that McShan got out of the car and signaled the location to open fire at the officers, prompting them to open fire. ABC13 obtained footage from a witness, showing moments before McShan was shot. Footage shows the suspect, identified by police as McShan, getting out of the vehicle and extending his hand towards the officers.

SEE MORE: Officials hope the video can clarify details after a possibly unarmed suspect was shot by five HPD officers.

Prior to the incident, officers were pursuing a gold four-door Toyota for a robbery committed the day before in Fort Bend County.

As the suspect approached the intersection of Eldridge Parkway and Westheimer Road, to avoid officers, he crashed into other vehicles.

Police said McShan lost control of his vehicle and hit the median, which is when he got out and officers shot him.

McShan was taken by Life-Flight to Texas Medical Center, where he is expected to survive. He has a long criminal history in Harris County, as of 2015, according to records. His charges include DWI and aggravated robbery.

No other officers or citizens were injured in the shooting.

As per usual protocol, the case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, the Department of Internal Affairs, and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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