Report: Investigation launched into deputy hitting high-speed chase suspect near Beaumont

Mohmed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba

An investigation has been launched into allegations a Harris County Sheriff's Office employee punched a high-speed chase suspect after the man was captured just south of Beaumont on Thursday, KTRK in Houston is reporting.

The sheriff's office through a spokesperson said the employee in question is a 10-year veteran assigned tothe U.S. Marshal's Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, according to KTRK.

Mohmed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba, 25, of Houston, is accused of leading deputies on a chase across three counties, from Harris through Chambers and into Jefferson.

He reached speeds topping 100 mph. The vehicle he drove was stole, according to police, and Abu-Shlieba had active warrants out for his arrest.

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