HOUSTON – Four police officers were shot in southeast Houston Monday evening confirmed by the police department on Twitter.
Officials say two officers are in critical condition and the others are in stable condition.
Houston police said the officers were serving a warrant when bullets starting flying and officers were “struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect.”
Two suspects are confirmed dead while police use a robot to search inside the home for any other suspects.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has pledged any state resources needed for Houston police “to bring swift justice to those involved” in the shooting of five officers.
In a statement, Abbott called the attack “horrific” and “a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice” law enforcement officers make daily.
Police say the officers were transported to a hospital either flown by flight for life or by ambulance. Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, says one of the injured officers was taken to a hospital by helicopter.
We will continue to bring you updates as the investigation unfolds.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report)