Three law enforcement officers are recovering tonight from a bloody shootout with an armed suspect in North Houston. The officers injured were a Harris County sheriff's deputy and two Attorney General investigators.
Around noon on Tuesday, five agents were serving a felony warrant on when the suspect, identified as Daniel Trevino. “According to the sheriff's office, upon making entry to the residence, the suspect engaged the officers with gunfire and the officers returned fire. Two Attorney General investigators and a Harris County Sheriff's Office investigator were hit by gunfire.”
All the agents were taken to a local hospital where they were treated for their injuries.
“Officers were serving a felony warrant on Daniel Trevino when they were wounded. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911. Do not approach him”
Trevino is believed to be barricaded in a house surrounded by several law enforcement agencies.
Latest word on the condition of the officers indicates that they are all expected to recover. One required surgery to repair a gunshot wound to his leg.
The Texas Attorney General's Office released this statement: "This afternoon, two of our officers from the Office of Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit were wounded while serving an arrest warrant alongside a deputy from the Harris County Sheriff's Department. The three wounded officers have been transported to a local hospital and are currently receiving treatment.
“Out of respect for the officers and their families and for those who are still engaged in a very serious situation in Northeast Harris County, we will release no further information at this time. Please pray for these officers, their families, and the courageous members of law enforcement who are involved."
Then, late in the afternoon Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez tweeted the following update:
“Update on Hartwick Rd: All three injured officers are awake and alert. Expected to survive their injuries. Thank you all for your prayers.”
That’s certainly good news. Please pray for their continued improvement and that they locate the man who did this horrible thing.