HPD officer shot during traffic stop in Midtown

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HOUSTON -  Around 6:00 last night Officer Terry Smith was conducting a traffic stop near Midtown when someone shot him in the back.

At this point  investigators think the shooter was in a passing car, but they're not sure if Officer Smith was the intended target.

He's in stable condition after undergoing surgery at Memorial Hermann. Officer smith is a 20 year HPD veteran.