Five cops wounded, two suspects killed in Texas shootout
Four police officers have been shot and a fifth injured in a residential neighborhood in Houston, Texas after a shootout broke out during the serving of a narcotics warrant. Two suspects were killed.
Two officers were shot in the neck and are in critical but stable condition, while two more are under observation at Memorial Hermann Medical Center, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told the media on Monday evening, hours after the gun battle. One officer has already been discharged.
HPD responding to a scene at 7800 Harding where officers have been struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect. Officers are en route to the hospital. Please avoid the area and yield for emergency vehicles. Further updates will be provided as available. #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 28, 2019
The police were on the scene at the Pecan Park address serving a search warrant related to reports that black tar heroin was being sold there, when they came under fire from the suspects. In a press conference on Monday evening, Chief Acevedo said that the investigation was ongoing.
We have had several officers shot please pray for officers on the way to the scene now more information to follow.— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) January 28, 2019
At least 3 Police Officers injured...st— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 28, 2019
Scene of Houston police shooting pic.twitter.com/5dsmxDnswJ— Jimmy Carter (@askjimmycarter) January 28, 2019