Five Houston, Texas police officers were wounded in a shooting that occured Monday, January 28th, 2019. They were serving a search warrant for narcotics when suspects opened fire. Twelve narcotics officers and six patrol officers were at the scene to serve the warrant in an effort to investigate the sale of black tar heroin. When they breached the front door, announcing themselves and using the lights and sirens on their police cars, four offices where struck by semi automatic pistol fire and another was injured in the knee, but not shot. Two officers underwent surgery Monday night and were in critical condition.
Two of the suspects died at the scene from police gunfire, but it has been reported that the police did not know how many suspects were shooting at them.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott said of the situation, “This evening’s horrific attack on police officers is a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice our brave men and women in law enforcement make every day to keep us safe. The city of Houston and the Houston Police Department will have whatever state resources they need to bring swift justice to those involved.”