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October 20, 2020

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Murdered, Officer and Son of Suspect also shot after domestic call

A Houston Police Sergeant is dead, in addition to another officer and the son of the suspect having sustained gunshot wounds in a shootout in south Houston this morning after attending a domestic disturbance call.

Officers received a call for a domestic disturbance at 8:15 am Houston time, arriving on scene to meet with the estranged partner of the suspect in the shooting. The female stating she wanted to remove items from the apartment. Chief Art Acevedo stated in a press conference that this was the third such call to the same residence over the weekend for HPD.

Acevedo stated that at 9:25 am, the female complainant’s 14-year-old son unlocked the door to the [...]

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October 20, 2020

UPDATE: Two Houston Officers Shot, Sergeant Murdered in Shooting

Early reports have stated that two officers have been shot on the southwest side of Houston in the 2600 block of Holly Hall. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announced the incident on his Twitter feed, asking all to pray for the officer’s safety. In a tweet sent out shortly before 1 pm by national FOP President Joe Gamaldi, Gamaldi stated that Sergeant Harold Preston, a 41 year veteran of the Houston Police Department who was weeks away from retirement was killed in the incident. Few details are currently available as to the nature of the call or what transpired in the ensuing shooting.

 

We have had two officers struck by gunfire. [...]

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