One constable deputy was killed and two others have been wounded in a capturing outdoors a Houston bar early Saturday morning, police mentioned.
Houston Police Govt Assistant Chief James Jones advised reporters the deputies have been making an attempt to arrest somebody after they have been shot from behind with a rifle. Authorities have been nonetheless trying to find a person believed to be the shooter.
The Harris County constable deputies had been working a “police-related additional job” on the 45 Norte Sports activities Bar at about 2:15 a.m. after they went to evaluate a disturbance outdoors, Jones mentioned.
He mentioned they could have interrupted a theft and after they tried to detain a suspect and have been wrestling with him, “they have been ambushed.”
One was shot within the again, one other within the foot, and the third was pronounced lifeless on the hospital, in response to Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4.
It’s unclear if the constables have been in a position to return fireplace, and the investigation is ongoing, Jones mentioned. An individual of curiosity was taken into custody on the scene.
“It is a horrible time,” Jones mentioned. “We actually want your assist and the assist of the neighborhood — the constables as they’re struggling and identical to we have been via this earlier than, it by no means will get any simpler.”
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner was in Washington, D.C., attending occasions honoring fallen officers from throughout the nation, together with seven from the Houston Police Division, when the capturing occurred.
“We hope to have a suspect in custody quickly and hope for swift and fast justice for that particular person,” Herman mentioned.
“I do consider … good at all times trumps evil, and what occurred tonight was evil.”
Contributing: The Related Press