Houston shootings – what we know
- 4 policemen were wounded by gunfire; I hurt his knee. none have died
- 2 are in critical condition in surgery; 1 was dismissed; 2 more people in stable condition and expected to fully recover
- 4 officers were transported in the ambulance; 1 brought to hospital
- 3 persons involved; 2 of these suspects were found dead
- firing range was secured; Residents Can Return Soon
The Houston Police Department responded to a shootout in southeast Houston where several police officers were wounded on Monday evening on arrest warrants. Four officers were hit by a shot and one injured in the incident at the knee; They were all hospitalized. Two policemen were injured in the neck, are in critical condition and undergo surgery.
The police said three suspects were involved on Monday night. When the police released the arrest warrant, the suspects immediately opened the fire, police said.
The police had fatally beaten the fire and hit two of these suspects, police said. CBS partner KHOU-TV said the suspects were barricaded in a house and the police backed the scene with a robot.
A resident will soon be back in the area, KHOU-TV said.
In a press conference on Monday evening, officials said a warrant had been handed out "for alleged selling black tar heroin" in a house.
Ages released by wounded officers
The officers said the identity of the injured officers was not released ,
Houston police chief Art Acevado, however, released his age:
Lord Mayor by Houston, Sylvester Turner: "This was a tough day"
Mayor Turner and other officials held a press conference on Monday night's shoot on Monday.
Shooting took place near Milby High School
High School: Officials have asked residents to to avoid the area.
SWAT officers and federal officials – including Houston's Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – have responded to the scene.
"Avoid Area and Yield for Rescue Vehicles" The police tweeted earlier in the night .
"We shot several officers, please pray for the officers." Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo has tweeted.
Police ask residents of Houston to avoid the area
"Please avoid the area and give emergency vehicle vehicles" ] "We shot several officers, please pray for officers. "Houston Sheriff Art Acevedo has tweeted.
The suspect is down, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has tweeted before.
KHOU-TV said four officers had been transported by ambulance and the fifth aviation to a local hospital.
Houston police tweeted all officers were taken to the Memorial Hermann Medical Center. KHOU-TV said two officers were in critical condition, a third officer was hit in the arm fourth hit in the shoulder and a fifth hit the face.
Statement by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, issued a statement Monday night highlighting the "servants and victims" officers who stood on the line every day: 19659010] "The terrible attack For police officers this evening is a solemn reminder of the ministry and sacrifice that our brave men and women in law enforcement make every day to protect us. The City of Houston and the Houston Police Department have the state resources they have I ask all Texans to pray to Cecilia and me to pray for the injured officers, and for the continued safety of all law enforcement officers who protect our communities. "
The statement of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
The Texas Minister of Justice Ken Paxton made the following statement:
"I am deeply disturbed to learn that five Houston police were injured on duty this evening. The thoughts and prayers of countless Texans are with the officers, their families, and the Houston Police Department. May this tragic event serve as a reminder of the courage with which law enforcement officers serve every day.
Response pours over Houston's shooting
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