Officer's vest, flashlight saved life in shootout

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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston constabulary serviceman was changeable astatine a state presumption successful southeast Houston Wednesday greeting portion conducting a postulation stop, constabulary said.

According to police, the shooting happened astatine astir 11:20 a.m. astatine 14800 Gulf Freeway adjacent Astoria.

Houston constabulary Chief Troy Finner said the officers were conducting a postulation halt connected a fishy who had an progressive warrant retired for his arrest. Once the officers stopped the suspect, they asked him to get retired of the car. A fewer words were exchanged and arsenic the fishy got retired of the car helium began firing astatine the officers.

At that point, the officers fired backmost astatine the fishy and changeable him aggregate times. The fishy was taken to the infirmary successful captious condition, Finner said.

One of the officers suffered an wounded successful the pelvis and a insignificant wounded to the chest. Finner credits the officer's ballistic vest and flashlight for redeeming his life.

The 2nd serviceman was not injured successful the shooting.

The sanction of the fishy has not been released but Finner described the fishy arsenic a achromatic antheral betwixt 23 to 25 years of age.

SkyEye video showed a dense constabulary beingness astatine the Exxon state presumption astatine the intersection, and slug holes successful the windshield of a achromatic pickup motortruck parked astatine a pump.

At the scene, ABC13 newsman Erica Simon saw a handgun and ammunition casings connected the crushed extracurricular the truck.

HPD Commanders & PIO are responding to a study of an serviceman changeable astatine 14800 Gulf Freeway astatine Astoria successful Southeast Houston. The serviceman has been transported to Memorial Hermann - Southeast. Further accusation to follow. #hounews

— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) May 4, 2022

BREAKING: a Houston Police serviceman was changeable successful the limb astatine a Exxon successful southeast Houston (14800 Gulf Freeway adjacent Astoria). Very progressive scene. Hurt serviceman was taken to Memorial Hermann SE. Waiting connected information update arsenic good arsenic details connected suspect.

— Erica Simon (@EricaOnABC13) May 4, 2022

Two lanes of the feeder roadworthy were blocked arsenic constabulary investigated the shooting.

13 Investigates recovered that 21 instrumentality enforcement officers were killed successful shootings successful 2022 successful the U.S.

Previous information recovered showed that by this day successful 2021, 20 officers had been killed.

When it came to officers injured, information shows 133 officers were injured successful shootings. By this day successful 2021, astir 100 officers were injured.

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