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BREAKING: Houston Police Officer Shot Outside Gas Station

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.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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