Houston Police Chief Executive James Jones told reporters that a person had fired a rifle at police officers in an attempt to make an arrest. An American newspaper reported that authorities are still searching for a man considered the culprit.
In response to the report, officers intervened at 2.15 a.m. outside Norte Sports Bar. According to Jones, they may have stopped the seizure. When they tried to stop the suspect, they were “ambushed.”
Harris County 4 reports that one police officer who was shot in the back is in critical condition and the other one was shot in the foot. The third was confirmed to have died in hospital after being transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Jones admitted that it was not yet clear whether the police were able to respond with fire to the attack. An investigation is underway. One person was arrested at the scene.
– It’s a hard time. (…) We really need your help and the support of the community – Jones pleaded during the press conference.
According to USA Today, Houston Police Chief Troy Viner was in Washington when the shooting occurred. He participates in events honoring fallen police officers from across the country, including seven from the Houston Police Department.
“We hope that the suspect will be in custody soon, and we hope that this person will be brought to justice soon,” he added. (…) I believe that good always triumphs over evil, and what happened tonight was evil – assessment of Mark Hermann, 4th Police Department Chief.
He indicated that his main concern at the moment is to capture the three policemen and provide them with the immediate care and support they need.
– We have mobilized our help for the victims and will give them support in the next few days – Hermann emphasized.
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Date created: October 16, 2021, 22:32
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