HOUSTON (October 27, 2013) Stafford police Officer Ann Carrizales was hospitalized Sunday in stable condition after she was shot by a passenger in a vehicle she pulled over.
Carrizales stopped a car in which three men were riding at around 3:30 a.m. Saturday and was shot in the face and chest while she was speaking to the driver.
She returned fire as the driver sped off, got back in her patrol car and gave chase.
Stafford Police Lt. Dustin Claborn says officers from other police agencies joined in the chase and the car was found at an apartment complex in nearby Missouri City.
Claborn says two men from Honduras, both believed in the U.S. without legal permission, were taken into custody.
Police credited Carrizales' body armor for saving her life.