Harris County Deputy shot; will survive; gunman with open warrants held

The man police were looking for in connection with the shooting of a deputy in north Harris County was taken into custody last night.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the man believed to be the gunman, identified as Moises Martinez, was arrested after a massive manhunt that lasted for more than three hours.

Gonzalez said the shooting happened when two deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood. He said that when they arrived, a man pulled out a gun and began firing at them. He said one of the deputies was hit several times and the other was able to return fire. He said the man fled the scene.

The injured deputy is in stable condition and is expected to recover. He has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 18 months but worked for a different agency for eight years before becoming a Harris County deputy.

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