On Monday, four Houston police officers were shot while another suffered a knee injury at the time of serving a search warrant, police Chief Art Acevedo said.
Chief Acevedo following the incident interacted with the reporters and told that after a call landed at the station, a dozen narcotics officers and several patrol officers responded to a suspicious residence where drugs were being sold. The officers breached the front door shortly after announcing themselves which initiated the gunfire at the scene, Acevedo said.
“Immediately upon breaching the door, the officers came under fire from one or two suspects inside the house,” the police chief said.
During the gunfire, four undercover narcotics officers were struck while a fifth officer suffered a knee injury, Acevedo said.
A report says that two suspects were killed in the gunfire and the officers have not revealed the identities of the suspects as of now.
Police officers on Monday reported that the officers who were struck in the gunfire are still hospitalized while the officer who suffered the knee injury is under treatment in the medical facility. Out of the four officers who were shot, two officers are in critical condition, while the other two are in good condition, the officers said.
Houston police department took the concern to the Twitter and in one of the posts wrote:
“UPDATE on our officers: one officer shot in the shoulder has been released. 2 officers in critical condition & 2 others are in good condition. None of them will be released from the hospital tonite. One of the officers sustained a knee injury & isn’t believed to have been shot. Four undercover HPD Narcotics officers were shot. Two suspects are deceased. No other information is being released until the next media briefing with Police Chief @ArtAcevedo at 10 am tomorrow (Tue) outside Memorial Hermann Hospital. #hounews”