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Friday, September 29, 2023


Officer sustains injury in shooting

The Houston Police Department is searching for a suspect who opened fired at a restaurant early Sunday morning, wounding a UH-Downtown police officer.

As of Sunday night, police said that the officer’s condition was unknown and that more information, including his name, will be released Monday morning per investigation.

The UHD officer was frequenting a restaurant in the 10000 block of East Freeway at about 1 a.m. when "multiple shots were fired in the vicinity," police said.

One bullet struck the officer, and he was taken to the hospital, police said.

Investigators suspect that the shots might have been fired from a silver or gray Isuzu Rodeo spotted heading west on the freeway after the shooting.

UHD police declined to comment on the shooting Sunday night.

Anyone with information should call HPD homicide investigators at (713) 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.

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