(Houston, TX) -- Houston's police chief says four officers have been shot in the southeast part of the city. The police department said on Twitter that the officers were shot during an encounter with a suspect, but didn't give any additional details. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says the suspect is down.
UPDATE: HPD reporting, three officers are in stable condition and two are in critical.
Houston Police Department Police Chief Art Acevedo confirms five Houston police officers have been shot. The shooting was reported around 5 p.m. in the 7800 block of Harding Street.
"We have had several officers shot please pray for officers on the way to the scene now more information to follow," Acevedo tweeted.
“This evening’s horrific attack on police officers is a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice our brave men and women in law enforcement make every day to keep us safe," Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement following news of the shooting.
"The city of Houston and the Houston Police Department will have whatever state resources they need to bring swift justice to those involved. I ask all Texans to join Cecilia and me in praying for the officers injured, and for the continued safety of all law enforcement officers who protect our communities.”
The police department says two suspects are dead.