Five police officers shot while serving an arrest warrant in Houston

Five Houston police officers were wounded in a shooting at a suspected drug house Monday, Houston Police Department officials said.

The account for the Houston Police Department also confirmed that five police officers had been shot.

'HPD responding to a scene at 7800 Harding where officers have been struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect, ' Houston Police tweeted. Two officers are reportedly in critical condition and three are in stable condition following the incident.

One officer was airlifted to the hospital and the other four were taken by ambulances.

Houston Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in a Monday evening statement that the city would deploy any resources necessary to "bring swift justice to those involved". That officer was "shot several times in the line of duty" before, stated Acevedo, adding that the man was the "case agent" and was "on the front lines".

The suspect ran down the street before police were able to take him into custody and transport him to a hospital.

Two of those suspects are dead, according to police sources and CBS affiliate KHOU-TV. One of the officers was taken by LifeFlight helicopter crews.

Later reports indicate the southeast Houston shootings were serving a narcotics warrant when the shooting began. Police investigated and had enough evidence to get a search warrant for the house. "Please keep all the officers in your prayers!"

Two suspects were killed at the home, but the department said it was still working to secure the scene.

My thoughts and prayers are with the wounded officers and the members of the Houston Police Department on this bad day.

This story is being updated as more information is learned on the Houston police shooting.

  • Rogelio Becker