KATY, Texas - A Harris County Sheriff's deputy is expected to recover after he was shot in the line of duty Friday night, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.
Investigators were called around 11 p.m. to a home in the 19600 block of Plantation Tree Court in Katy for a report of a domestic disturbance in which a man was attempting to break into his ex-wife's home.
The man has been identified as 39-year-old Brady Joseph Ray. He was arrested later Saturday morning not far from the scene, Gonzalez said.
The first deputy on the scene was met with gunfire and was struck in his upper leg. A second deputy arrived and began shooting at Ray, who ran inside the home, officials said.
The second deputy transported the first deputy to the hospital in his patrol vehicle to Methodist Hospital in Katy, officials said. He was then transported via LifeFlight to Memorial Hermann in downtown Houston.
“He was very lucky,” Gonzalez said about the injured officer. “He sustained what appears to be a single gunshot wound. Hopefully he’ll be able to fully recover from that and we’re just thankful for everyone’s prayers and support.”
Gonzalez says Ray was not hit by gunfire. Ray has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault against a police officer, and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault.
The ex-wife is cooperating with deputies and is not injured.
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