Saturday, July 20

Deputy Shot by 16-Year-Old in Woodland Pines

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A Harris County sheriff’s deputy, who has served six years with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), was discharged from the hospital on Saturday after being shot by a teenage burglar in northeast Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez reported.

The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. on Cactus Bend Drive near the Woodland Pines community off Atascocita Road. Sheriff Gonzalez explained that the office had received several reports of teens breaking into vehicles. Upon arrival at the scene, the deputy encountered three individuals, believed to be in their mid to late teens. As the deputy was exiting his patrol car, two fled, and the third teen brandished a firearm and shot the deputy.

Despite being wounded in the arm, the deputy managed to return fire, striking the teenage assailant multiple times. The deputy then held the suspect at gunpoint until additional officers arrived. Both the injured deputy and the teenager were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The 16-year-old suspect has been charged with aggravated assault on a public servant and burglary of a motor vehicle. He is expected to survive his injuries. Authorities are still searching for the two other suspects involved in the incident.

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