HOUSTON, Texas (KWTX) Five police officers were shot Monday afternoon in a Houston residential neighborhood and the suspect is down, the city’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, says.
Houston police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed the shootings, tweeting, “We have had several officers shot. Please pray for officers.”
The Houston Police Department, in a tweet, said police were responding to a scene at 7800 Harding where “officers have been struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect.”
The injured officers are en route to hospitals, the tweet said.
A tweet from the city's Police Officers' Union said one of the injured officers was flown to a hospital by helicopter.