Houston, TX – A Houston police officer was shot while conducting an undercover narcotics investigation on Wednesday morning, according to police.
The attack occurred in the 14800-block of the Gulf Freeway at Astoria Boulevard shortly before 11:30 a.m. on May 4, KHOU reported.
According to a source at the Houston Police Officer’s Union (HPOU), the unidentified officer was trying to make contact with someone in connection with the narcotics case when he was shot, KHOU reported.
The wounded officer was rushed to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and has since been stabilized, according to the news outlet.
Police said the gunman involved in the attack was shot multiple times, KHOU reported.
They have not released any information regarding the suspect’s condition or identity.
Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies swarmed the area in the wake of the shooting, KHOU reported.
A black Chevrolet pickup was seen parked near a gas pump with several bullet holes in the windshield, KTRK reported.
A KTRK reporter said shell casings and a handgun could be seen lying on the ground next to the pickup.
The series of events leading up to the shooting have not been released.
Houston Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite is slated to provide an update on the case later in the afternoon, KHOU reported.
— Chauncy Glover (@ChauncyOnTV) May 4, 2022
Officer shot in southeast Houston during undercover narcotics operation.
This is the suspect’s vehicle we’re told. At least 20 bullet holes by my count all over car.
— Marcelino Benito (@MarcelinoKHOU) May 4, 2022
BREAKING: a Houston Police officer was shot in the leg at a Exxon in southeast Houston (14800 Gulf Freeway near Astoria). Very active scene. Hurt officer was taken to Memorial Hermann SE. Waiting on condition update as well as details on suspect. pic.twitter.com/IT47y50U28
— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) May 4, 2022
HPD Commanders & PIO are responding to a report of an officer shot at 14800 Gulf Freeway at Astoria in Southeast Houston. The officer has been transported to Memorial Hermann – Southeast. Further information to follow. #hounews pic.twitter.com/cjJ4yn4LZx
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 4, 2022
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