HPD helicopter crew member jumps out of aircraft, takes down burglary suspect

HOUSTON – A chase ended with a Houston police helicopter crew member taking down a burglary suspect in north Houston right after he was run over by a police vehicle.

Police received a burglary call at a residence in the 900 block of Melwood and when police responded, two suspects drove off.

One suspect ran into an open field near Cavalcade and Hardy with an HPD SUV chasing him, when the vehicle hit him, sideswiping him. The man got back up and ran off.

The HPD helicopter landed nearby and a crew member with a helmet then ran up to and tackled the man.

Other HPD officers arrived and took the man into custody.

The second suspect was arrested at the scene where the chase ended.

Their identities have not yet been released.