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Manhunt in Houston after burglary suspects shoot two police officers

6 years 9 months 2 days ago Tuesday, February 28 2017 Feb 28, 2017 February 28, 2017 2:48 PM February 28, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: ABC 13 Houston

HOUSTON, Tx. - Houston police say two officers have been taken to hospitals for treatment of injuries after what authorities say was an officer-involved shooting.

Police say the pair of officers was hurt during an altercation Tuesday on the city’s southwest side. Numerous officers have swarmed the neighborhood.

According to ABC 13, the shooting stemmed from a confrontation between police and multiple burglary suspects. One suspect is dead and one or two more suspects are believed to be at large, prompting a manhunt in the city.

One officer was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. The other officer was taken by ambulance to Ben Taub Hospital, also in the medical center.

The ambulances were taken by police escort from the shooting scene to the hospitals and television helicopter images showed patrol cars blocking busy freeway entrances to allow the ambulances to quickly reach the hospitals.

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