The shooting happened Thursday afternoon in the 2100 block of McGowen Street. Initial reports from police was that officers were responding to a disturbance call at 2:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Tralle Street when a chase ensued.
Exclusive surveillance video from the scene shows the moment a chase came to an end when the suspect crashed out on McGowen Street. Shots began firing as soon as the officers arrived to the scene.
WATCH: Surveillance video shows the moment gunfire was exchanged between officers and suspect
At some point, the suspect managed to exit the vehicle and fled the scene. According to police, they are actively searching for the suspect involved who they initially said fled the scene in a white Mercedes.
The officers were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in unknown condition.
Meanwhile, there’s additional police activity at a scene on Lockwood at Hirsch, in the Fifth Ward. There’s no official word yet if there’s any connection to the officer shooting.
ABC13 learned from Houston police that the gun used in the shooting may have had a small switch that was added to the suspect’s pistol, making the ordinary Glock handgun which fires one bullet every time the trigger is pulled, into a machine gun.
Riley Hollister, a witness at the scene told ABC13 he heard multiple gunshots, “more than 30 rounds or something. I was over by the park,” he said. “I was doing a little walk, working on my knee and I heard all those gunshots and sirens.”
It’s unclear what led to the shooting at this time. Police are recommending people avoid the area at this time.
3 HPD officers have been shot in the 2100 block of McGowen St.
The suspect fled the scene in a white Mercedes and is being sought at this time. Please avoid the area.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 27, 2022
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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