Published On: Tue, Jan 29th, 2019

4 Houston police officers shot during drug bust, 2 suspects killed by gunfire

Four Houston police officers were shot and another suffered a knee injury Monday while serving a search warrant in a drug bust.

Police Chief Art Acevedo details the incident, explaining that a dozen narcotics officers and several patrol officers responded to a residence where police suspected drugs were being sold. After announcing their arrival, officers busted in the front door just before 5 p.m. which prompted gunfire.

“Immediately upon breaching the door, the officers came under fire from one or two suspects inside the house,” the police chief said.

One suspect retreated to the back of a room, he said, then re-emerged and returned fire.

Four undercover narcotics officers were struck by gunfire, police said. A fifth officer suffered a knee injury, according to Acevedo. Police returned fire and killed the two suspects.Two of the hospitalized officers are in critical condition, ages 54 and 40, while the other two are in good condition, police said. An officer who was discharged suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

“This has been a tough day for our city,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said, encouraging residents to pray for the officers.

“Pray for their families, pray for their spouses, their children, their parents, all of their loved ones.”

 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said, “This evening’s horrific attack on police officers is a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice our brave men and women in law enforcement make every day to keep us safe.”

photo/ Gerd Altmann via pixabay

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