Pray for the Police: Several Houston Officers Shot Serving Drug Warrant
Several police officers have been shot at a home in southeast Houston, Texas. They were serving a warrant on heroin dealers.
According to the Houston Police Department, the officers were “struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect.”
HPD responding to a scene at 7800 Harding where officers have been struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect. Officers are en route to the hospital. Please avoid the area and yield for emergency vehicles. Further updates will be provided as available. #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 28, 2019
Four officers were shot. Two remain in critical, but stable condition. A fifth injured his knee during the incident. Their condition is unknown, though one of the officers was life flighted to the hospital. Two suspects were killed.
One of the officers has actually survived two previous shootings in the line of duty. He has not been identified. “Most people would call it a day after being shot and surviving, but this man is 54,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevado said, “He’s the case agent and he was there on the front lines.”
Chief Acevado asks the public to “please pray for the officers.”