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Three Deputies Shot at Houston Nightclub, One Woman Dead; Suspect in Custody

Three Deputies Shot at Houston Nightclub, One Woman Dead; Suspect in Custody

by Leah AnayaJanuary 3, 2021

Houston, TX – Early Sunday morning, around 2:20am, three Harris County Deputies were shot and a woman was killed outside of the Set Nightclub in the 2900 block of Travis Street.

Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner said the deputies were responding to a fight in the parking lot when a thus far unidentified man started firing.

Finner said, “I don’t know what led him to shoot into a crowd where police officers and other citizens were, but we’ll find out.”

The deceased woman was described by police as in her 40’s and as an innocent bystander.

The three deputies shot are expected to survive. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a female deputy in her 30’s was hit in the abdomen and went into surgery, but was conscious and talking. The Sheriff said one of the male deputies was in his 40’s and was shot in the foot, and the other male deputy was in his 30’s and shot in the hand and a lower extremity.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his mid to late 20’s. Police said he later showed up at a Sugar Land hospital to seek treatment for gun shot wounds. After his treatment, he was taken into custody.

“I’ve been happy to be able to talk to all families of the deputies involved,” Sheriff Gonzalez said. “Two of them, I’ve talked to directly, and and they’re in fairly good spirits. Their families are relieved, scared obviously but relieved. The other one is undergoing some surgery, but the family felt comfortable that she was in good spirits.”

This is a developing story and LENN will bring you updates when they become available.

About The Author
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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