One Texas police deputy was shot and two others were injured when a man with a rifle stormed out of a home and opened fire Tuesday morning, according to police and local reports.
The three Harris County constable deputies were attacked while approaching a Houston home for a disturbance call about 2 a.m., authorities said. The deputies returned fire and the suspect was hit 22 times, KTRK reported. His condition wasn’t immediately known.
Deputy Christopher Gaines was struck several times during the shootout, officials said but is expected to survive. Gaines, who joined the force two years ago, was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital Downtown and is in stable condition, officials said.
“Please keep him in your Prayers,” tweeted Constable Mark Herman.
Authorities didn’t immediately disclose what the injuries the other two deputies suffered.