Suspect dead, 2 deputies wounded after shootout in Texas
16 Feb 2022
Two Texas sheriff deputies were shot and wounded on Tuesday. Picture used for illustrative purposes only.
Two Texas sheriff deputies were shot and wounded on Tuesday after exchanging gunfire with a suspect who was struck and killed, authorities said.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the incident happened on Tuesday night in northwest Harris County. Gonzalez said via Twitter that both officers were hospitalised with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.
According to Gonzalez, the deputies responded to the scene after receiving reports of shots being fired. When deputies arrived, Gonzalez said, the suspect shot at the deputies and the deputies returned fire. The deputies were hit and the suspect was declared dead at the scene.