Five Police Officers Shot in Houston
The Houston Police Department has advised that five officers were shot today on the southeast side of the city. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner stated that one suspect was down. KTRK-TV reports that of the three suspects, two are dead (total number of suspects not confirmed by Houston PD).
The officers were reportedly attempting to serve a narcotics warrant at around 5 p.m. local time when they were fired upon and hit. The incident occurred at 7815 Harding.
According to Click2Houston, the residence had 3 suspects inside, one of them was dead, the other two were barricaded inside. Subsequent reports stated that one of the other suspects is now dead as well. Police asked the public to avoid the Gloverdale neighborhood and yield to emergency vehicles.
Two officers were transported by helicopter on Life Flight, the others transported by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the Houston Police. The location was changed from their previous information.
Clarification – all updates will be provided at Memorial Hermann Medical Center. No officers were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital, all were transported to Memorial Hermann Medical Center. There is no staging for media at the scene on Hardy. #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 29, 2019
One was struck in the face, one in the shoulder, and one in the leg. Two others are listed in critical condition according to KHOU.
At this time we can confirm 5 officers have been struck and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, Medical Center and Ben Taub General Hospital. Further updates will be provided as available. #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 28, 2019
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
Suspect in the HPD shooting is down. st
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 28, 2019
This video from ABC shows the location of the shooting:
— Brett Buffington (@BrettKHOU) January 28, 2019
Governor Greg Abbott tweeted:
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 29, 2019