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3 Texas officers shot; suspect armed, barricaded in home

Harris County Sheriff's deputy. (Harris County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)
December 11, 2018

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Three law enforcement officers have been shot after attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a man in Houston, Texas.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that one sheriff’s deputy and two Texas Attorney General officers were shot by a suspect while they were serving a felony warrant to Daniel Trevino, Beaumont Enterprise reported Tuesday afternoon.

“One HCSO deputy and 2 officers from @TXAG were wounded by a suspect while attempting to serve a warrant. All 3 are en route to hospital. Suspect remains at large and may be barricaded inside a home,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.

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HCSO Sheriff Ed Gonzalez also said in tweet, “Officer Involved Shooting on Hartwicke Street, possibly as a Warrant was being executed. Couple of agencies were present, including @HCSOTexas & TX Attorney General Officers. Injuries were sustained by officers, unknown to what extent.”

Gonzalez later tweeted an update on the officers’ condition. “Update on Hartwick Rd: All three injured officers are awake and alert. Expected to survive their injuries. Thank you all for your prayers,” he said.

One suspect has been taken into custody, but Trevino has not yet been detained.

HCSO Chief Deputy Edison Toquica confirmed that one officer is reported to be in surgery. He added that one officer was shot in the hand, another shot in the leg, and a third shot in the face, torso, and ankle.

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All three officers were transported to Ben Taub Hospital, a level 1 trauma hospital in Houston.

He also confirmed that Trevino is barricaded within the home and the scene is considered active. He said the felony arrest warrant was a violation of a protective order, which was originally issued over aggravated assault and family violence.

Trevino has an “extensive criminal history,” according to Toquica.

Another officer who was directing traffic for an ambulance was involved in a “major accident,” which left him injured.