Houston police officer slain, another wounded while serving warrant

Police are responding to reports of two officers shot in Houston. (Provided Photo/KTRK via CNN)

(CNN/AP) — One of two Houston police officers shot while executing a search warrant has died, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Monday.

Turner says during a news conference at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston that both officers were shot multiple times while attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a home in an apartment complex in the city’s northeast side around 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Authorities say William Jeffrey, who joined the police department in 1990, was pronounced dead at a Houston hospital and Sgt. Charles Vance was in stable condition.

The shooting is being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff’s office. Authorities didn’t identify the man the officers were attempting to arrest.

A possible suspect died at the scene, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said on Twitter.


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