PHOTOS/AUDIO: HPD Identifies Suspects in Five Officers Involved Shooting

(UPDATE 11:50AM) -- INFORMATION ON OFFICERS INVOLVED.

Officer shot in the face, in stable condition, but will need multiple surgeries is a 54-year-old Sergeant and 32-year-veteran, and had been shot three times in his career...once in 1992, another in 1997.

Another officer was shot in the face and hopefully will be released this week, and is a 50-year-old Sergeant and 25-year-veteran of HPD.

Another officer was shot in the knee, had surgery yesterday is a 50-year-old Sergeant and 27-year veteran.

33-year-old, 10 year officer received a shoulder wound, discharged yesterday

Another officer's family doesn't want his information released.

30-year-old, 9 year veteran

37-year-old, 8-year-veteran

36-year-old, 11-year-veteran

(UPDATE 10:22AM) -- SUSPECTS' IDs RELEASED BY HPD CHIEF ART ACEVEDO AFTER 5 OFFICERS ARE SHOT IN HOUSTON TEXAS.

RHOGENA NICHOLAS, 58.

DENNIS TUTTLE, 59.

Both are deceased.

While serving a narcotics warrant Monday afternoon in southeast Houston, five officers were injured, four shot, but are all alive.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says "a pit bull charged at the first officer, followed by 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle.

A male suspect came around from the back and opened fire with a 357 mag revolver. That officer was struck in the shoulder and fell down in the living room.

He went on to say that Rhogina Nicholas tried to get the officer's shot gun when she was shot and killed. No one else was in the home.

Officers found marijuana and a white substance, believed to be cocaine or fentanyl.

The following is a podcast of the press conference held by Houston Police early this morning.

Listen in to the podcast below for a full update, including details about an HPD officer shot in the face at the scene.

 

(1/29/19 at 5AM) -- Houston Police Officers President Joe Gamaldi says  his officers won't stand for this anymore.

"We are sick and tired of having dirtbags trying to take our lives when all we're trying to do is protect this community and protect our families," Gamaldi said.

 

H-P-D Chief Art Acevedo says this all went down after neighbors told police this was a drug house.

"This was steet level narcotics dealing," Acevedo stated.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Fox News that he's thankful the officers are still alive.

"We're just grateful that we think they are all going to make it. We are grateful they are still with us," Paxton explained.

The officers have not been identified because they are undercover. They range in age from 40 to 54 years old. The two suspects were shot and killed at the scene.

 

The Governor of Texas is speaking out about the Houston shooting. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is asking for prayers after the shooting of five police officers in Houston.  He called it a "horrific attack" and said it's a reminder of the service and sacrifice law enforcement makes every day.  

He also promised the Houston Police Department whatever resources they need.  Two suspects were killed.  Two of the officers who were shot are in critical but stable condition.

The four officers are at Memorial Hermann this morning. Two are in critical but stable condition. The other two are expected to make a full recovery. The officers had identified themselves before they were shot. 

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