Suspect who allegedly shot 29-year-old Harris Co. deputy arrested Thursday after standoff

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Authorities have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a deputy during a traffic stop in northeast Harris County on Wednesday.

According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Deputy Joseph Anderson was shot in the 13500 block of Homestead Road. The deputy was then transported to the hospital by LifeFlight.

The deputy remains in the hospital and is now in critical condition.

Gonzalez said the 29-year-old deputy was conducting a traffic stop near Norments Street when the shooting happened.

“Within about a minute or so, our dispatcher received reports that the officer was down and witnesses began to advise us that there was an officer that was wounded at the scene. Within a couple of minutes, EMS was able to move in and begin life-saving measures and a few minutes after that Lifeflight was requested at the scene and ultimately transported the deputy here to the hospital,” Gonzalez said.

The wounded deputy is said to be in critical, but stable condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

“He received at least two bullet wounds to his upper torso and at this point, we are just praying that he makes a full recovery,” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez said the wounded deputy has been with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for the past year and three months.

After the shooting, the suspect(s) fled the scene, according to Gonzalez.

Early Thursday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a second Blue Alert in regard to the search for the suspects.

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Later, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety said they had detained one of the initial suspects, James Green, at 10:24 a.m.

Officials from Harris County Sheriff’s Office then told KPRC 2 that James Green was “apprehended, questioned and released.”

The search for the other gunman, James’ brother Terran Green, continued into the night.

During the search, Terran Green was able to barricade himself in a house after shooting two additional officers who were attempting to confront him.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he was offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Terran Green and any other person(s) involved in the shooting.

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About the Authors:

Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.