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In a surprising turn of events during a narcotics investigation, undercover officers from the Houston Police Department (HPD) found themselves under gunfire from an individual unrelated to their case. The incident occurred on Tuesday in the 3200 block of Wayne Street, off Collingsworth, in the Greater Fifth Ward area of Houston.

Around 12:50 p.m., two officers in an unmarked vehicle were conducting surveillance when an unexpected assailant, who had emerged from a nearby home, opened fire on them. Assistant Chief Jessica Anderson reported that the suspect initially saw the car, went inside the house, and then reemerged armed with a firearm. In response to the shooting, the officers quickly drove away, with their vehicle sustaining three shots. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and the officers did not return fire.

After calling for backup, additional police arrived and located the suspect inside the house along with several other individuals. A man was arrested at the scene, though his identity has not been disclosed. A search of the property revealed a stolen gun and substances believed to be marijuana.

Anderson mentioned that it was unclear whether the suspect recognized the unmarked vehicle as belonging to the police. The other individuals in the home cooperated with the authorities, leading to no further arrests.

An HPD photo shared on X, previously known as Twitter, captured the scene with multiple officers, some donned in bulletproof vests and helmets and carrying rifles, securing the blocked-off street following the incident.


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