Woman accused of leading Texas police on high-speed chase after alleged hammer attack

A woman was shot and taken into custody by Texas cops Monday morning after a wild overnight spree during which police say she attacked another woman with a hammer and then led authorities on a dangerous high-speed chase.

The incident began around 10:20 p.m. Sunday when the woman, believed to be in her 30s but not otherwise immediately identified, allegedly hit another woman with a hammer during a dispute over money, according to KTRK.

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The woman reportedly fled as others in the Fort Bend County home called police.

Responding deputies spotted the woman driving a Chevrolet Camaro and attempted to make a traffic stop — but the woman instead led authorities on a high-speed chase onto Highway 99, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Fernando Flores told KHOU.

Authorities used a spike strip in a bid to stop the vehicle, but the driver kept going — at one point even reversing and striking multiple police vehicles, according to officials.

“Deputies exited their vehicles in an attempt to conduct a felony stop,” Flores said. "Suspect then drove towards the deputy. Deputy discharged his weapon into the vehicle, and the suspect was wounded.”

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The woman was hospitalized but later released. The sheriff's office said she's facing multiple charges.

Authorities said the woman who was hit with a hammer is expected to be OK.