Update 1/29: Four officers were struck by semi-automatic pistol fire and another officer was injured in the knee but not by gunfire, according to officials.
Five Houston police officers have been shot in Houston. The officers were serving a narcotics warrant.
Shortly after the shootings, multiple helicopters landed in a nearby parking lot to transport the wounded to hospitals. Aerial footage showed traffic being blocked to clear a path for ambulances.
Five officers have been taken to a Houston hospital after being hit in a shootout this afternoon. One suspect has been declared dead at the scene, but it is still an active scene. There are unconfirmed reports of at least one other suspect.
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) January 28, 2019
Five Houston police officers have been shot in southeast Houston. The officers were reportedly serving a narcotics warrant.
Life Flight was called to the scene. All the officers have been taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Two of the officers are in critical condition. The other three officers are listed as stable.
Houston police have confirmed one suspect is dead at the scene. SWAT officers are working to determine if anyone else is in the home. More
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
Just been notified that three (3) of HPD officers have been shot. I am waiting to get a status report. I am asking for your prayers for them. st
— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) January 28, 2019
Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement that authorities would bring “swift justice” to the people involved in the shooting.
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) January 29, 2019
It’s open season on the Blue when will this ever stop? Praying as hard as I can for these officers & their families!
— Dianne McKeown (@lt702too) January 29, 2019
5 Houston police officers shot, 1 suspect confirmed dead https://t.co/Jd7hsRqcw3
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