Deputy fatally shot, 2 injured in 'ambush' at Houston nightclub: Police

10/16/2021 6:44:00 PM

A Texas constable deputy was fatally shot and two other deputies were wounded in what police are calling an 'ambush' early outside a Houston nightclub.

Catch up on the developing stories making headlines.Houston Police DepartmentA Texas constable deputy was fatally shot and two other deputies were wounded in what police are calling an"ambush" early Saturday morning outside a Houston nightclub.

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The incident unfolded around 2:15 a.m. at the 45 North Bar and Lounge in the 4400 block of the North Freeway near Crosstimbers, Houston Police said.Three Harris County Precinct 4 constable deputies were working an extra job at the club when they went outside to address"a disturbance" that"may have been a robbery," Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief James Jones said during a

press conference.When they were wrestling with the suspect to either arrest or detain him,"we believe they were ambushed, shot from behind, by a suspect with a rifle," Jones said. In total, three constable deputies were shot.Houston Police Department

Mark Herman, Harris County Constable for Precinct 4 speaks during a press conference on the shooting death of a police officer at the 45 North Bar and Lounge, Oct. 15, 2021.The suspected shooter was described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s. No futher information was made available.

Constable for Precinct 4 Mark Herman said one deputy was shot in the back and underwent surgery, another was shot in the foot who was to go into surgery, and a third was deceased at the hospital.He described the incident as"Probably one of the toughest things I’ve done in my career."

“We hope to have a suspect in custody soon and I hope for swift and quick justice for that individual because he ambushed my deputies,” Herman added.The Houston Police Department is investigating the shooting.One person of interest is in custody, but Jones said officials were not sure if he was a witness or a suspect.

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So sad how many cops die in Houston. Something has to change RIP OFFICER And Texas just pass the “open carry” law. 😢 It’s unsafe to live in Texas because of the gun’s law. Anyone can have a gun. I believe in (Second Amendment), But, this is way too much. Everyday, ppl are dying from gun violence. This is insane!

One Texas deputy killed and two others wounded in shooting, Houston police sayA constable's deputy was killed and two others were wounded when they were shot from behind outside a bar in Houston, Texas, early Saturday, authorities said. Welcome to America. First time? Who allowed every psychopath to carry a gun in public, no license required? Texas Houston , the new Chicago 😢🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

One Texas deputy killed, two injured in Houston shootingOne deputy was killed and two injured in what police are calling an 'ambush' by a man with a rifle outside of a bar in Houston. A potential suspect is in custody and a search is underway for another. Open carry state. Who woulda thunk this was not a good idea.

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston barAuthorities in Texas say a constable deputy was killed and two others wounded in an ambush outside a Houston bar. One person is in custody but authorities are still searching for the man believed to be the shooter. My prayers go out to these officers and their families but just imagine if the shooter was put on administrative leave until an investigation was thoroughly finished. Then imagine putting all negative history of the officers lives out before rushing to judgment. Just saying We should give the victims toxicology reports or find some distasteful pictures from their past. Who knows what the cause of death may be. People in an open carry state got tired of cops murdering civilians and started murdering back? Huh. Who could have seen that coming? Ponder. Ponder. Ponder. 2ndAmendment BlueLivesMatter little more than mine.

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Police officer shot dead, 2 deputies injured by gunman in Houston bar ambushThe incident took place early Saturday at the 45 North Bar and Lounge in the north of the Texas city.