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An officer was shot at a southeast Houston gas station, HPD says

HPD says the incident occurred at 14800 Gulf Freeway at Astoria. 

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Updated 3:00 p.m. CT

A police officer was shot at a southeast Houston gas station Wednesday afternoon, according to HPD.

At a media briefing Wednesday, HPD Chief Troy Finner said the incident occurred at around 11:20 a.m. near an ExxonMobil gas station located at 14800 Gulf Freeway at Astoria.

Finner said the incident was the result of a multi-agency narcotic investigation between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Texas Department of Public Safety, Harris County Precinct 5, and HPD.

Two officers — both 10-year HPD veterans — pulled over a man who was linked to the narcotic investigation, Finner said. After the man got out of the car, the officers were immediately met with gunfire, Finner said.

Finner said one of the officers sustained injures to the pelvis and chest, and was transported to a Memorial Hermann Southeast. The other officer was not injured, Finner confirmed.

The chief added that the alleged shooter was shot multiple times and was in critical condition at a hospital in southeast Houston.

“Anytime anyone injures anybody in our city, I’m upset,” Finner said. “But I’m very upset (with) what’s going in our nation, in our state, in our county, with gun violence.”

The two HPD officers involved in the shooting will been placed on administrative leave, keeping in-line with department policy.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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