Texas deputy killed, 2 wounded in shooting outside Houston bar

One constable deputy was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting outside a Houston bar early Saturday morning, police said.

Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief James Jones told reporters the deputies were trying to arrest someone when they were shot from behind with a rifle. Authorities were still searching for a man believed to be the shooter.

The Harris County constable deputies had been working a “police-related extra job” at the 45 Norte Sports Bar at about 2:15 a.m. when they went to assess a disturbance outside, Jones said.

He said they may have interrupted a robbery and when they tried to detain a suspect and were wrestling with him, “they were ambushed.”

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service

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