UHV Jaguar Hall residents safe during police chase

An incident occurred outside the University of Houston-Victoria Jaguar Hall, 2705 Houston Highway, shortly after midnight.

Individuals fleeing Victoria police after an armed robbery down the street drove into the Jaguar Hall parking lot near the front entrance. From there, they left their vehicle and ran around the exterior of the building to jump the fence behind the residence hall. Victoria police were on site at the time of the incident.

All entrances to Jaguar Hall were locked and remained locked since it was after midnight. Residents were safe inside Jaguar Hall, and the suspects never entered the building.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler