1 of 5 officers hurt in shooting out of hospital – KKTV 11 News

HOUSTON (AP) – The Latest on five Houston officers injured during a shooting (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

A hospital has released one of four Houston police officers shot and wounded while serving a warrant on a suspected drug house.

Houston police tweeted that the officer was released Monday night after being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Two other officers remain in critical condition at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston with gunshot wounds to the neck. Two other officers – one who was shot and wounded and another who injured a knee – remain hospitalized in good condition.

Two suspects were shot and killed in the exchange of gunfire with police Monday afternoon at a house in southeastern Houston.


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.


7:20 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. Four of the officers were hit by gunfire. A fifth was injured but not shot.

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 stable condition.

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.