Houston police officer targeted in shooting

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HOUSTON – Tensions between police and the communities they serve have been mounting around the country in recent months. Police in Houston say one of their officers was the target of an unprovoked shooting early Saturday morning.

The officer was sitting in his patrol car near Jones High School at about 5:00 a.m. when he saw another car pull up just down the street.

Three shots were fired at the officer. Uninjured, he turned on his siren to chase the car. The chase ended not far away and two men were arrested, armed with a stolen handgun.

Houston police say they’re not sure why the officer was targeted but added that its a frightening trend. Investigators say there was no racial motivation for the attack.

It is a vivid reminder of the bravery shown by our men and women in blue.


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