Two HPD undercover cops shot at; AK-47 recovered; officers not injured

HPD is investigating after a pair of undercover officers were shot at while conducting surveillance on the city’s south side last night.

Police said the incident happened around 11:15 p.m. when officers were keeping watch at Spotts Park.

The officers say they noticed two vehicles leaving the park after hours. Police said one of the vehicles was a red car with Virginia plates, and the other one was a black Taurus with paper plates. The officers said they began following the vehicles while attempting to get a marked HPD unit for a traffic stop.

Police said the suspects recognized the officers’ unmarked vehicle. After following the suspects for a while, they got gunfire from two locations. The officers were able to take cover away from their vehicle.

An AK-47 was located down the street from the intersection of Lydia and Springhill. Two vehicles with weapons inside them were also found.

According to HPD, three men have been detained, but it’s unclear whether they were involved in the shooting. The officers were not injured.

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