They tried to carjack a cop in posh Houston neighborhood

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  1. ml1209

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    HOUSTON—Two suspects were hospitalized and two others on the run after a shootout with an off-duty HPD officer in an upscale Galleria-area subdivision Tuesday morning.

    According to HPD, the officer was working a security job in the Tanglewood subdivision when the incident occurred.
    Police said the officer was in full uniform, sitting in an unmarked car at Doliver and Tanglewood, when a Cadillac Escalade pulled up next to him.
    The officer said two armed men got out of the SUV and approached him.
    Police believe they intended to rob or carjack the officer.
    That’s when the officer drew his weapon and exchanged gunfire with the suspects.
    Both suspects were hit.
    Two other suspects who remained in the Escalade took off, police said.
    The officer, a 29-year-veteran of the force, was not injured.
    Police said they don’t think the suspects initially realized they were dealing with a cop.
    “I don’t believe that they knew he was an officer going into it,” HPD Homicide’s Rick Moreno said. “But once the door was open and one of the suspects actually brandished the weapon in the manner that he did, it was very obvious that he was a Houston police officer in full uniform.”
    Both suspects were taken to the hospital. One of them was sent to surgery, and the other was listed in stable condition, police said.
    Both face charges of attempted capital murder of a police officer and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
    It was not clear who the officer was working security detail for at the time, but police said it could have been a private homeowner.
    The shooting is being investigated by HPD Homicide and the Internal Affairs Division of the DA's office.
     


  2. TxEMTP69

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    wow, glad the officer went home at the end of the day. and what dumb@sses
     
  3. Okierifleman

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    Its too bad two of them got away with no holes in them....
     
  4. pheet17

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    Talk about your Oh $hit!!!!! Moment of all time. Get to the car and looking into a barrel instead down the sights. :mad0025: To bad he didn't get the other two.
     
  5. DCortez

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    Too bad the cop wasn't a better shot. Good that he got to go home that night.
     
  6. broberts001

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    G/J officer.
     
  7. android

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    Come on, sitting in a car is not a good tactical position to start from. He managed to get two of them anyway and not take anything in return. I think he did as best as could be expected.
     
  8. thorkyl

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    Now, when will Malcom X and Quanel X and Shelia Jackson "TV" Lee start bitching about the LEO profiling them before shooting them.
     
  9. Major Woody

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    LOL Two down and two to go suckers. Keep them thinned out. There are all these mini gangs out there doing now carjacks and home invasions. I'm afraid a large portion of our younger generation is lost. The only way to get out of an armed invasion is to be armed and a better shot. Glad he went home. Tried to kill a cop huh? Woe is them.
     
  10. M. Sage

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    They should have withheld medical treatment on the grounds that these guys failed Darwin's surprise quiz.
     

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