Five Houston Police Officers Wounded in Shootout

According to multiple sources, five Houston police officers have been wounded after a shootout with a suspect Monday evening.

“In a tweet, Houston police say the officers were ‘struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect’ Monday afternoon in a neighborhood in southeast Houston,” according to Fox59. 

Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a Tweet that the suspect “is down” and asked for prayers for the officers in another.

Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union said that one of the officers had been airlifted to the hospital by helicopter.

“At this time we can confirm 5 officers have been struck and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, Medical Center and Ben Taub General Hospital. Further updates will be provided as available,” the Houston Police said on Twitter.

Here is the ABC 13 livestream:

Officers are being treated at a nearby hospital.

This story is developing.

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