Three police officers shot in Texas

Police and other emergency vehicles are gathered near where three officers were shot on Sunday, August 16. Photo by AP

Texas, United States — Three police officers have been shot in Texas while responding to call at home.

On Sunday night, the Cedar Park Interim Chief of Police Mike Harmon said at a press briefing that all three officers are in a stable condition. He also mentioned that the officers are receiving care at a local hospital and that they are “doing well.”

Harmon said that the “call came from a woman who said her son “had kicked in the door and was acting very aggressive.”

When the officers went inside the house, “they were met with gunfire,” he said. “Our officers returned gunfire,” however it is not known if the suspect was hit.

According to Harmon, the man had barricaded himself in a home with three other family members. He also said that the police have been in contact with the suspect and others inside the house as well.

“It’s our goal to bring this to a peaceful resolution, as everybody knows,” the interim chief said. “We don’t want to see anybody else getting hurt.”

Harmon also said that the officers “are fine,” and “don’t have life-threatening wounds,” in case the suspect was listening to the briefing.
“Please come out and surrender yourself peacefully, so we can resolve this situation tonight,” he said.