One Officer Killed, Another Injured in Houston Shooting, Suspect Shot and Killed

HOUSTON, TX – One Houston police officer has been killed, and another injured during an incident in an apartment complex serving a search warrant.

Police arrived at the Timber Ridge Apartments in the 5300 block of Aeroparkon Monday to execute an arrest based on a narcotics warrant. The shooting occurred around 7:30 am, and the officers are said to have been a part of the agency’s major offenders division, which deals with the most violent and dangerous suspects.


Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the warrant was “a very serious, high-level felony warrant.”

Police said that two officers knocked on the door of the target apartment, and a woman opened it. The officers asked about the suspect and told the woman he was wanted.

At that time, the suspect, only described as a 31-year-old black man, started shooting at the officers, striking each of them multiple times.

It was discovered that the woman was the suspect’s girlfriend. There were also several small children in the apartment at the time of the shooting.

Officers fired back, hitting and killing the suspect. Police said no other occupants were injured.

Senior Officer William Jeffrey was shot multiple times, including in the chest, and died from his injuries. Senior Officer Jeffrey had over 30 years of service.



Sergeant Michael Vance is an undercover officer, and therefore the department has not released a photo of him or many details other than the fact that he has been with the agency for 20 years.

Sergeant Vance was shot several times in the leg and is currently in stable condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Senior Officer Jeffrey was married with one child. His wife, Suzanne, was also an officer but has retired. They were in the middle of building their dream home.

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