K-9 tracks fleeing suspect in Beaumont

K-9 tracks fleeing suspect in Beaumont

A police K-9 unit tracked a suspect fleeing police during a traffic stop on March 18, but not before the teen allegedly fired a shot toward pursuing officers, reports the Beaumont Police Department.

According to Sgt. Cody Guedry, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a white Dodge Caravan in the area of the 3200 block of Corley shortly after 3 a.m. The suspect vehicle disregarded officers' signals to stop, and continued driving. The driver of the van then surprised officers, jumping out of the still-moving vehicle and fleeing on foot. The van itself rolled into a nearby traffic signal and came to a stop. Guedry said the collision caused minor damage to the signal.

Officers pursued the suspect, identified as 17-year-old Kaderyan Colbert of Houston, as he ran into high grass. As he fled, police reported, Colbert fired a round from a handgun toward officers. The suspect then discarded a mask, gloves, and a hooded sweatshirt that he was wearing. K-9 officers responded and ran a track locating the suspect hiding in a dumpster in the 2700 block of South 8th Street, where he was taken into custody. No officers were injured during the incident. The handgun has not been located at this time, and officers are canvassing a large area to recover it.

Colbert was booked in for evading in a motor vehicle, evading on foot, unauthorized use of motor vehicle, and aggravated assault of public servant.