A capital murder suspect was captured late Tuesday after he led police on a high speed chase in east Houston.
Herbert Goldsmith was arrested after he was caught at the end of the car chase which reached speeds of about 100 mph about 7 p.m., police said.
He was is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Christopher Jones, 29, in the 9700 block of Galaxy about 6:45 p.m. Friday, police said.
Undercover officers were watching him at a location along Federal Road and the East Freeway about 6:30 p.m. when he drove away in an Oldsmobile Alero.
“Our officers attempted to do a traffic stop, but he (refused),“ said Victor Senties, an HPD spokesman.
He wrecked the car at a spot along the East Freeway at Gregg and then carjacked a white Ford Escort and continued fleeing police, authorities said.
The suspect drove at speeds in excess of 100 mph along the East Freeway into Harris County.
The pursuit finally ended about 7 p.m. when he crashed into a Ford pickup truck near John Ralston at Highway 90.
“The suspect bailed out at that point,“ Senties said. “He was taken into custody a short distance from where he wrecked the vehicle.“
Police said one person inside the truck was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.
Investigators later found three pistols and narcotics in the first vehicle that he wrecked. He tossed away a fourth pistol after the final crash, authorities said.
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