A press conference to inform us of the officers’ conditions is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
HOUSTON – Two Houston police officers were wounded in a shooting Tuesday morning in an apartment complex south of the medical center, police said.
The conditions of the wounded officers are currently unknown.
The Houston police have scheduled a press conference at 12:30 p.m. in the hospital. We’ll be streaming it live on this page at this point.
The shooting resulted in a brief SWAT pause before the suspect was found and also taken to the hospital. There is no official word about the extent of his injuries.
The Houston police first brought news of the shooting shortly after 9 a.m. on Twitter:
“HPD Command Staff and PIO on the way to 2600 Holly Hall. Preliminary information is that at least one officer will be shot. The scene is still active. Please avoid area. Further updates will be tweeted. “”
Chef Art Acevedo later confirmed Two officers were shot dead and asked the public to “please pray”.
Air 11 views showed several police vehicles in an apartment complex. Further details about the shooting itself were not immediately released, but police said a SWAT team had been called in about a “possible barricaded suspect”.
President of the Houston Police Officers Union Joe Gamaldi tweeted that the wounded officers were taken to the hospital:
“Two of our officers were shot and taken to the hospital. Please keep them and all of our officers in your thoughts and prayers. We need them now.”
Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña added that the scene was “still very active” advise people to stay out of the area before 10am. That SWAT scene is now over, however the traffic in the area is bad and people will still want to avoid it.
Look back for updates on this breaking news.