Five police officers were injured during a narcotic search in Houston area


They had a warrant to look into narcotics activity, specifically the distribution of black tar heroin, according to the Houston Police Department. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. in the Pecan Park neighborhood of southeast Houston. About a dozen narcotics officers, along with several patrol officers, had responded to a residence where police suspected drugs were being sold. As authorities approached the front door of the residence, around 5 p.m. while announcing their affiliation with Houston PD, they were met with gunfire from at least one of the two suspects.


Two of the officers were flown by a medical helicopter for treatment. They were in critical but stable condition after surgery. Houston police officers used robots to search the residence.The two suspects were found dead inside the house, from gunshot wounds. Police offered no information about the suspects. Around 7 p.m., police said the scene was secured and people in the area were allowed back into their homes. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooting was a “solemn reminder” of the service and sacrifices made by officers.


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