Houston authorities confirmed on Tuesday that one police officer was killed and another wounded while on duty during an officer-involved shooting.
The shooting took place during what seems to have been a domestic disturbance involving the “estranged” partner of the suspect, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said during a press conference.
Acevedo described a scene wherein the estranged partner and son of the suspect went to the home to collect belongings.
Once the suspect’s son approached the home, he noticed his father was armed and warned police, who were already on the scene, providing a service call.
The suspect began firing at police, fatally wounding Sergeant Harold Lloyd Preston, a 41-year veteran of the police force in his 60s, and Officer Courtney Waller.
The officers were taken to the hospital for further treatment, along with the teenage son who was shot in the arm.