5 Houston police officers hurt, officials say

Houston mayor says suspects are 'down'


HOUSTON – Five Houston police officers were hurt in a shooting situation Monday afternoon, according to Houston police officials.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo confirmed on Twitter that several officers were shot in southeast Houston, but did not provide information on their conditions.

News 6's sister station in Houston reports the officers were at a home serving a warrant when four of the five were hit by gunfire following an encounter with a suspect.

"We have had several officers shot please pray for officers on the way to the scene now more information to follow," Acevedo tweeted.

KPRC reports that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the suspected shooters are down.

The officers were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, Medical Center and Ben Taub General Hospital, police said.