Suspect is arrested after ‘shooting two Houston police officers’ at an apartment complex
- Suspect who allegedly shot two cops has been arrested, Houston police said
- The Houston cops were shot at an apartment complex near a medical center
- Both officers were transported to a local hospital; their conditions are unknown
A suspect who allegedly shot two police officers Tuesday morning at an apartment complex in Houston has been taken into custody.
The incident unfolded around 9am after the officers from the Houston Police Department were dispatched to the 2600 block of Holly Hall near the Texas Medical Center.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo later tweeted: ‘We have had two officers struck by gunfire. Please pray!’
Two police officers have been shot in an incident at an apartment complex near a medical center in Houston
According to Houston Police Officers Union President Joe Gamaldi, both officers were taken to the hospital. Details about their injuries were not immediately available.
Before the suspect’s arrest, the police had warned locals to stay away from the area.
‘This remains an active scene. SWAT is en route to a possible barricaded suspect. Please continue to avoid area,’ Houston police tweeted.
A short time later, Acevedo shared that the ‘suspect has been taken into custody without further incident’.
Houston police also confirmed the suspect’s arrest, saying that the suspect is ‘en route to the hospital’.
It’s unclear how the suspect was injured.