2 suspects dead, 5 Houston PD officers hurt in shooting

Published: Jan. 28, 2019 at 5:33 PM CST
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- The Latest on five Houston officers injured during a shooting (all times local):

8:30 p.m. Houston's police chief says two suspects are dead after a shooting that injured five officers, including four who were hit by gunfire. Chief Art Acevedo says the suspects were killed after firing at officers serving a search warrant at a southeast Houston home where authorities allege black tar heroin was being sold. Four of the officers were shot and a fifth suffered a knee injury. Acevedo says two of the officers who were shot were hit in the neck by gunfire and are in critical but stable condition. The other three officers are in stable condition and are expected to make a full recovery. Acevedo didn't immediately have additional information about the suspects. Acevedo says the officers came under fire just after forcing open the home's front door. ___ 7:50 p.m. Two suspects in a shooting that injured five Houston police officers are dead inside the house where Houston police and the Harris County Sheriff's Office SWAT team remained on scene for about three hours, Houston station KHOU reports. The station reports the officers were attempting to serve a narcotics warrant at the house in the southeast part of the city when gunfire broke out. Of the five injured officers, police say two remain in critical condition, two others are listed in less serious conditions and expected to make full recoveries while a fifth was treated at a local hospital and released. ----- 7:20 p.m. The head of the union for Houston police officers says the five officers injured in a shooting are in critical and stable condition. Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers' Union, says in a tweet that two officers are in critical condition and the other three are in a less serious condition he described as "stable." The officers were taken to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. Gamaldi says one of the injured officers was taken to the hospital by helicopter. Houston police say in a tweet that a suspect is dead at the scene. Police say the officers were injured "following an encounter with a suspect" Monday afternoon in a neighborhood in southeast Houston. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Mayor Sylvester Turner were scheduled to hold a news conference on the shooting Monday evening. ----- 6:10 p.m. Houston station KHOU reports from police that one suspect is dead, but it is still an active scene in the southeast part of the city where five Houston police officers were shot. Two more suspects remain inside the house where officers were serving a warrant when they were ambushed, the station reports. The shooting happened a little before 4 p.m. in a residential area a few blocks from a high school. ----- 5:50 p.m. Houston police confirm a suspect is dead in a Monday afternoon shooting in which five officers were injured and rushed to local hospitals. It happened just before 4 p.m. in a residential neighborhood in the southeast part of the city. Houston station KHOU reports from sources that there may be at least one other suspect in the shooting. It's not clear what led to the shooting. KHOU says four injured officers were transported by ambulance with the fifth airlifted from the scene. ----- Houston station KHOU reports from Houston police that "several police officers" were wounded in the southeast part of the city. Reports say at least five were shot and transported to local hospitals, four by ambulance, one by helicopter. "We have had several officers shot. Please pray for officers," Houston Police Chief Art Acevdeo tweeted Monday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reports the suspect is down.