HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Authorities have arrested a suspect who they believe shot a deputy during a traffic stop in northeast Harris County on Wednesday.
#BREAKING The FBI is offering an up to $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Terran Green, suspected of shooting an @HCSOTexas deputy during a traffic stop in NW Harris County on Wed. Dial 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324) with information. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/0a5lfuInyz— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) August 17, 2023
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.
Preliminary: receiving information that one of our @HCSOTexas patrol deputies has been shot at the 13500 blk of Homestead. Our deputy is being transported by Lifeflight. Suspect(s) fled the scene. No other info at this time. Teams will be going to scene and hospital. Please— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) August 17, 2023
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.
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.