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Five policemen shot in Houston while serving warrant

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-29 07:38:56-05

Five Houston Police officers were shot this evening while serving a warrant.

According to CBS Houston affiliate in KHOU, the shooting happened around 5 p.m.

Five Houston police officers have been shot in southeast Houston, HPD Police Chief Art Acevedo confirms.

“We have had several officers shot. Please pray for officers,” Acevedo tweeted.

The wounded officers are being rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital and Ben Taub.

One officer was taken by Life Flight. The other four went by ambulance.

Some streets in the Medical Center are being closed to allow emergency crews to get through.

The suspect is dead, but it is still an active scene. Sources are telling KHOU reporter Brett Buffington there is at least one other suspect.

Dozens of first responders rushed to the scene, including the HPD SWAT team.

The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood near Crosstimbers and Harding.

It’s not clear what led to the gunfire.