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. Please pray! More to follow.
— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) October 20, 2020
HPD Command Staff and PIO en route to 2600 Holly Hall. Preliminary information is that at least one officer is shot. Scene is still active. Please avoid area. Further updates will be tweeted. #hounews pic.twitter.com/CytO85yvT4
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 20, 2020
LENN will update this story with more as it happens.