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Houston police officers shot in southeast Houston

Houston police officers shot in southeast Houston

Houston's police chief says two suspects are dead after a shooting that injured five officers, including four who were hit by gunfire.

Houston Police confirmed that a suspect has been killed, and the department is still looking for possible other suspects.

In a statement, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said: "This evening's horrific attack on police officers is a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice our fearless men and women in law enforcement make every day to keep us safe".

"Immediately upon breaching the door, the officers came under fire from one or two suspects inside the house", Acevedo said.

Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, said one of the injured officers was transported by helicopter to the hospital.

Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement about the shooting: "This evening's horrific attack on police officers is a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice our fearless men and women in law enforcement make every day to keep us safe".

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The wounded officers were transported to a local hospital. A fifth officer was injured, but did not sustain a gunshot wound.

My thoughts and prayers are with the wounded officers and the members of the Houston Police Department on this awful day. That officer was "shot several times in the line of duty" before, stated Acevedo, adding that the man was the "case agent" and was "on the front lines". Police later said that one of those officers was released after being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and that the other remained hospitalized in good condition. Please avoid the area and yield for emergency vehicles'. Houston Police Chief Acevedo has now left the scene and is headed to the hospital to check on his officers.

Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted that one suspect "is down". "I am asking for your prayers for them".

UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: KTRK reports that a Houston Police Department mobile command center has been brought on scene indicating a protracted standoff.

This story is being updated as more information is learned on the Houston police shooting.


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