Harris County, TX AG Officers Shot, Suspect Dead After 5 Hour Standoff
Harris County, Houston, Texas – Harris County, TX AG officers were shot while attempting to serve a warrant on Tuesday. The suspect, Daniel Trevino, is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a five hour standoff with police. One officer was a Harris county deputy, the other two were from the Texas Attorney General’s Apprehension Unit. All three officer’s wounds were non-life-threatening.
Harris County Deputy James Robert Smejkal III, Texas OAG officers Captain Wes Hensley, and Sgt Mike Rychen were those shot during the incident.
— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) December 11, 2018
— TX AG’s Office (@TXAG) December 11, 2018
The officers were transported to Ben Taub hospital in Houston. The Harris county Deputy was shot in the hand, one OAG officer was shot in the leg, and the other shot in the cheek, torso and ankle.
One Harris County motorcycle deputy who was assisting with traffic control was injured in a “major” traffic accident. He was listed in stable condition, according to KTVU.
Harris county Sheriff Ed Gonzales stated:
“At the hospital with injured deputy. He’s in good spirits, surrounded by friends and family. Our second injured deputy has been released. A collective sigh of relief for our
@HCSOTexas family and community. Wishing them a full and speedy recovery.”
In the initial stages of the incident on Hartwick, one of our motorcycle deputies was assisting w traffic control for departing ambulance. He was involved in major accident. He sustained a few injuries, but thankfully is conscious & stable. #HouNews
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) December 11, 2018
After a manhunt, Trevino barricaded himself inside a residence and a five hour standoff ensued. The ATF, Houston PD, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas AG officers, and US Marshals all assisted Harris County during the standoff. The suspect had a violent criminal history, according to KHOU.