Man sought in shooting of Harris County deputy taken into custody after 3 hour manhunt


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A man was taken into custody Tuesday after a Harris County deputy was shot.

According to our Houston sister station KPRC, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said that the manhunt lasted more than three hours before they arrested 37-year-old Moises Martinez.

Officers were responding to a call about a suspicious person in a neighborhood when a man pulled out a gun and began firing at officers. Gonzalez said that one of the deputies was hit and the other one returned fire.

The shooting was reported at about 5:50 p.m. by Forestburg Drive and Veterans Memorial Drive.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that a deputy had been shot and was being taken to the hospital. They provided an update that the wounded deputy is alert and conscious at this time.

Gonzalez said that the deputy suffered injuries to his hands, cheek and back. He said the injured deputy has been with the sheriff’s office 18 months.

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