HOUSTON – Five Houston Police police officers were injured Monday afternoon in a shootout while serving a warrant in southeast Houston, according to police.
The shooting happened in the 7800 block of Harding Street in the Gloverdale neighborhood while officers were serving a search warrant for narcotics activity; specifically, the distribution of black tar heroin.
Twelve HPD narcotics officers and six patrol officers from the Eastside Division arrived at 4:15 p.m., police said.
As officers breached the front door of the residence around 5 p.m. while announcing they were Houston police officers, they were met with gunfire from at least one of two suspects, Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said.
The officers returned fire, killing both suspects.
Four officers, ages 40 to 54, were hit with gunfire and another officer, 33, suffered a knee injury during the shootout.
The five officers were taken via LifeFlight helicopter or ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital.