HOUSTON: A Houston police officer was killed and another was injured in a Monday morning shooting that also killed a 31-year-old man, whom officers were trying to arrest on drug charges.
Mayor Sylvester Turner said during a news conference that veteran officers were shot multiple times while attempting to issue an arrest warrant at an apartment complex on the northeast side of the city.
“Today has been a sad day,” Turner said. “It’s another reminder that police work is inherently dangerous.”
Senior Officer William Jeffrey, who joined the Houston Police Department in 1990, was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot, officials said. He was 54 years old. Sergeant. According to Police Chief Troy Finer, Charles Vance, who joined the department in 1998, was in stable condition. Vance is 49.
Finer said officers arrived at the apartment around 7:30 a.m., knocked on the door and spoke to a woman who responded. He said the man then came out and started shooting at the officers.
“You’ve got a suspect in that apartment complex with a female girlfriend with young children and she still fired at our officers,” Finer said. He said the police retaliated and the man died on the spot.
Authorities did not identify the person the officers were trying to arrest. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting.
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