Houston police: 5 officers injured in shooting, suspect dead


HOUSTON, TEXAS — Several police officers were shot in southeast Houston Monday while serving a narcotics warrant, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

“We have had several officers shot. Please pray for officers,” the Chief said in a tweet.

The officers came under fire at the scene located at 7800 Harding.

According to local media, at least five officers were struck and two suspects are dead.

One officer was struck in the face. The conditions of the wounded officers were not immediately known.

Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement:

“This evening’s horrific attack on police officers is a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice our brave men and women in law enforcement make every day to keep us safe. The city of Houston and the Houston Police Department will have whatever state resources they need to bring swift justice to those involved. I ask all Texans to join Cecilia and me in praying for the officers injured, and for the continued safety of all law enforcement officers who protect our communities.”

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner asked the public for prayers.

Dozens of police officers were on scene as well as at least two life-flight helicopters.

A suspect was believed to be at large as police set a large perimeter and SWAT members were seen on top of roofs.


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