Constable deputy shot multiple times is now alert and “recalling what happened,” son says

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Houston - Some good news for the constable deputy who was ambushed and shot multiple times on Wednesday night.

Deputy Alden Clopton's family says his condition has been upgraded from critical to "serious" as he continues to recover from several gunshot wounds.

"He's talking now," his son Todre Clopton shared. "He's alert. He knows what's going on."

The family hopes the deputy will even be able to walk soon. "He's watching TV. He's asking questions," Clopton's son said. "He's given me his recollection of what happened."

And "what happened" now has Clopton's son, who also serves as a police officer in Mississippi, ready to help local authorities here.

He says now he can "focus my attention and my focus all on hopefully catching the suspect."

The search for that suspected shooter continues.

Authorities released surveillance video from the nearby Alabama Food Market which captured the shocking shooting on camera.

The Houston Police Department is actually handling the investigation. HPD confirms they interviewed an individual who turned himself in at a fire station near where the shooting happened, but police say they ruled the man out as a suspect and released him.

So, that means a cop shooter is still on the streets of Houston, and folks will breathe a lot easier when that person is caught.