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U.S. Marshal, Harris County Sheriff’s deputy shoot at suspect while serving warrant

Law enforcement officials say the officers fired after they were shot at when entering the home in east Harris County on Tuesday morning.

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Local authorities shot and injured a suspect while serving a felony drug warrant early Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement officials say a member of the U.S. Marshal's Office and a Harris County Sheriff's deputy fired their weapons after they were shot at when entering the home about 6 a.m. in the 100 block of Black Walnut Drive in east Harris County.

Neither officer was injured, but the man who authorities shot was taken to the hospital and is reportedly in stable condition.

Saul Suarez is a captain with the Harris County Sherriff's Office and said multiple agencies, including the U.S. Marshals’ Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, assisted in making the arrest.

"This was an arrest warrant that we assumed would be violent," Suarez said. "So we take every measure that we take to ensure that not only we're safe as officers, but also the people inside the residents, but also the community."

The U.S. Marshal's office said six people were inside the house at the time, including a woman and a child. Everyone in the house was detained for now, as the investigation continues.

"It's a DEA warrant, however, it is for conspiracy; it is for drugs," he said. "So that's a pretty serious felony, so we take that very seriously when we go after suspects."

The incident occurred in the Cloverleaf area of east Harris County.