1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Texas Bar – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Authorities say a man with an AR-15-style rifle detained three constable deputies outside a bar in Houston, killing one and wounding two others.

Harris County Precinct 4, Constable Mark Herman, says deputies were working as a security guard at 45 Norte Sports Bar when two of them responded to a witness report of a suspected robbery outside the business around 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

READ MORE: Man, pregnant woman and baby killed in collision along Highway 360; Police are investigating

The Houston Police Department says one person was detained, but it is not believed to be the shooter.

READ MORE: Flash flood: Second body recovered after vehicle was swept from Texas Bridge

The two deputies tried to arrest someone when a man with an AR-15-style rifle shot them from behind. Herman’s office says the third deputy was shot when he came to help.

In a Twitter post, Houston police said their “hearts go out to the families of deputies and men and women in Harris County Percent 4.”

MORE NEWS: Man shot by Grand Prairie officers after driving into police cars

Deputy Kareem Atkins, Deputy Juqaim Barthen and Deputy Darryl Garrett (Greeting: Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman Facebook)

Deputy Kareem Atkins, 30, died of her injuries.

Deputy Atkins was employed at Precinct 4 since January 2019 and only recently returned to work after paternity leave. He leaves behind a wife and a 6-month-old baby.

Deputy Darryl Garrett, 28, was shot in the back and underwent surgery and is currently at the ICU at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

When he heard the gunfire in the parking lot, Deputy Juqaim Barthen, 26, hurried to the parking lot to help his other deputies. He was immediately shot and immobilized, officials said.

“Deputies Atkins, Garrett, and Barthen are true law enforcement heroes who were swept into ambush while serving and protecting their communities,” said Constable Herman.

This history will be updated when new information is released.

SE: Houston Police Hold Media briefing on the shooting of three deputies

(© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, transcribed or distributed.)


Follow us on Google News

Disclaimers for mcutimes.com

All the information on this website – https://mcutimes.com – is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. mcutimes.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (mcutimes.com), is strictly at your own risk. mcutimes.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

Give a Comment