Two police officers ambushed and shot, one fatally, while serving a narcotics-related arrest warrant

HOUSTON, TX- According to authorities, two Houston police officers were shot while serving an arrest warrant on Monday, September 20th.

The incident reportedly occurred inside the Timber Ridge gated community area in the 5300-block of Aeropark Drive shortly after 7:30 a.m.

One officer was fatally shot and the other was wounded as they served a narcotics-related arrest warrant. The officers returned fire, shooting and killing the suspect.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner stated that the officers, who are part of the department’s Major Offenders Fugitive Warrant Team, knocked on the door of a suspect wanted on narcotics charges.

A woman answered the door and that’s when the suspect appeared and opened fire on the officers.

Senior Police Officer William “Bill” Jeffrey was airlifted to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries. Officer Michael Vance was taken to the hospital by ambulance and as of last check-in, was undergoing surgery. 

As of this writing, police have not yet formally identified the suspect, however KHOU 11 has identified him as 30-year-old Deon Ledet. Police said there were children in the home at the time, but the woman and kids were not physically injured during the violent incident. 

At a press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that Jeffrey was married with one child. He served the department for just under 31 years and his wife Suzanne is a retired police officer. Chief Finner said in a statement:

“He’s a great man, a great family man. Every police officer is special. Every first responder is special. But like his wife said, he is one of the best.”

Finner and Turner both asked the city to uplift the officers’ families and keep them in prayer. Chief Finner added:

“Most of us know him [Jeffrey] personally. I’ve known him my entire career. It’s just as his wife said — what a great man, what a great officer. Wife just retired, building their dream home with one kid. But you know, right now, I want to celebrate the service of him and all our officers around the nation and in this great city.”

The other officer injured in the shooting, Officer Vance, is also married with children. He had surgery for his injuries and is said to be stabilized. He has served the department since 1997. 

The fallen officer’s remains have been transported, via police escort, from the Medical Center to the medical examiner at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Once there, he was saluted as his body was taken from the vehicle to the building. Watch below:

Both officers were highly-skilled and seasoned. They dealt with some of the most dangerous suspects in the city of Houston. They were at the home to serve an arrest warrant, not a search warrant.

KHOU 11 reported that the suspect was reportedly wanted for forfeiting his bond on two felony drug charges from November 2020. He was supposed to get an ankle monitor, but allegedly never did. He has a lengthy criminal history that records 18 arrests.

His arrests range from burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to evading arrest. His arrests go back to when he was 18-years-old. Harris County Sheriff’s Office will conduct the criminal investigation for this officer-involved shooting. 

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Officer shot, suspect killed after confrontation outside police station that started with a road rage incident

August 8th, 2021

LA HABRA, CA- On Friday night, August 6th, a large crime scene surrounded the La Habra Police Station on North Euclid Street after a shooting took place right outside the front door, claiming the life of one suspect and sending a male officer to UCI Medical Center in critical condition.

According to reports, the La Habra Police Department put out a news release detailing the incident, which happened at approximately 7:04 p.m. at the front entrance of the police station. Officers responded to the entrance regarding a disturbance call. 

When police arrived, an officer-involved shooting occurred and one officer was struck and transported to a nearby trauma center. As of this writing, that officer’s condition has been upgraded to stable. Police said in a statement:

“The suspect involved is deceased and there are no other outstanding suspects. A firearm was recovered at the scene. The officer injured is in critical, but stable condition.”

Reportedly, before the shooting, a woman is said to have called 911, saying that she was being followed by someone. The dispatcher told the caller that it was probably best to come to the police department.

Officers were ready, expecting the woman at the front of the station where the incident occurred, leading to the exchange of gunfire. During the exchange of gunfire, a male suspect was fatally shot and an officer was wounded.

Officers searched a black sedan that was parked outside in front of the station. A woman who lives across the street from the station said she believes that the black sedan is the vehicle that the suspect showed up in.

Several neighbors in the area said they heard anywhere from three to five gunshots and then a lot of commotion. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a call around 7:11 p.m. of two people shot in the 150 block of North Euclid Street.

Neighbors stated that they were frightened when they heard the gunfire. Veronica Carillo, who lives nearby, said:

“I heard like three gunshots. I thought it was fireworks and then suddenly I went out running and I heard some female, like I don’t know, but it sounds like a female and she said, ‘Drop the gun now.’”

Neither the identity of the wounded officer or the deceased suspect have been released. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will conduct an independent investigation, which is standard for officer-involved shootings.

In a separate incident, a shooting involving Los Angeles police in North Hollywood was reported on Friday, August 6th. According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. at Laurel Boulevard and Vanowen Street.

The LAPD reported police went to the area on a 911 call of a possible kidnapping suspect. Arriving officers saw a man armed with a handgun and an exchange in gunfire occurred. 

The armed suspect, a man in his 30s, was arrested and police recovered a handgun at the scene. The suspect’s name has not yet been released and officers are actively investigating the incident. 

In a San Bernardino cemetery, a 13-year-old was shot and wounded by police after falsely claiming he killed three people and firing a gun while in confrontation with officers. The incident happened around 1:50 p.m. on Thursday, August 5th.

Police said they received a call from a 13-year-old boy reporting that he had just killed three people, which an investigation later found to be untrue. While on the phone with the dispatcher, the boy said:

“If they don’t kill me, I’ll have to kill them.”

During the call, the dispatcher reported hearing the boy fire multiple shots from a gun. The police news release stated:

“There were several uninvolved bystanders in the cemetery at the time the suspect fired the shots and their safety was jeopardized by the suspect’s actions.”

When officers arrived at the cemetery, they found the boy armed with a handgun that was loaded with an extended magazine. Police said that while they were preparing to make verbal contact with the boy and negotiate his surrender, the boy fired an additional shot from the gun.

Officers said they gave numerous commands to drop the gun, but the boy failed to comply. The boy was then struck by gunfire. He was taken to a local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries.

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Five people murdered including sheriff’s deputy, second officer shot during five hour standoff

July 27th, 2021

WASCO, CA – A Kern County Sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot, as well as the suspect and three others, during a hours-long standoff on July 25th. Another Kern County deputy was also shot and wounded during the incident.

Here are the details known so far.

According to officials, deputies responded to a home located near 1st Street and Poplar Avenue at approximately 1:00 p.m. after a shots fired call came in.

Kern County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Joel Swanson stated that they’d also received reports of wounded individuals inside of the home that afternoon.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect reportedly opened fire at the responding deputies, but no deputies were struck during the initial gunfire coming from the suspect.

The neighborhood was put on lockdown and SWAT teams as well as crisis negotiators were called to the scene.

At around 3:00 p.m., SWAT deputies began to approach the home where the suspect had barricaded themselves in and were met with gunfire from the suspect. Two of the deputies were hit, with one of the deputies suffering “moderate” injuries and the other deputy being fatally shot.

The fallen deputy was identified as Deputy Phillip Campas.

At approximately 6:30 p.m., the suspect and deputies exchanged more gunfire, with the suspect being shot during the exchange. Authorities say that the unnamed suspect was rendered medical aid following the shooting but was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Reportedly three other people were killed during the incident, identified as a 42 year-old female, 24-year-old male, and a 17-year-old male.

The suspect was only identified as a 41-year-old male, and the three deceased victims inside of the home were identified as his two sons and their mother.

The deceased 42-year-old female reportedly had a restraining order against the suspect that went into effect on June 3rd of 2021. Two adult females and two female juveniles were able to escape the residence unharmed during the standoff.

Officials stated that Deputy Campos joined the Kern County Sheriff’s Office back in February of 2016 after having served in the United States Marines.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we continue to gather further insight into this developing case.

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We at Law Enforcement Today recently shared the report of a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy being fatally shot in Washington earlier in July. Once news spread of the fatal shooting, Antifa-enthusiasts reportedly took to celebrating the deputy’s death. 

Here’s that previous report. 

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EAST VANCOUVER, WA – A deputy was killed in a shooting on July 23rd in East Vancouver, and left-wing radicals including Antifa celebrated the tragedy on social media.

The Clarks County deputy sheriff was shot and killed about 7 p.m. at The Pointe Apartments. The shooting resulted in a massive police response from several agencies.

Police issued a bulletin reporting they were searching for three suspects following the shooting, saying the suspects were considered armed and dangerous.

Two of three suspects were captured in a yard following a pursuit from the scene and a subsequent manhunt.

A woman in the apartment complex was also arrested, according to police.

Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brent Waddell confirmed Friday night that a deputy was seriously injured in the shooting. The Sheriff’s Department later announced that the deputy had died from his injuries:

“It is with great sadness the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is informing the community a deputy was killed in the in of duty this evening. This is a difficult time for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in Clark County and the surrounding Clark County, Portland metro area.

Clark County law enforcement appreciates the support and understanding of the community in these tough times. The investigation is in its early stages and information will be released as it becomes available.”

The notice indicated that no further information would come from the Clark County Sheriff’s Department, and that the Vancouver Police Department would issue any updates.

The deputy was later identified as 46-year-old Detective Jeremy Brown. Detective Brown was a 15-year veteran of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. 

In a display of hatred and lack of common compassion, the Twitter post was riddled with Antifa and other left-wing radicals celebrating the announcement of the officer’s death.

One post read:

“It says a lot that upon scanning ‘sheriff / shot / died’ my blood pressure skyrocketed in anxiety, then when reading my thoughts were ‘good’ shortly succeeded by ‘…good?’

“Murder is bad, but if it prevents multiple other murders… & 12’s whole thing is saying that that’s okay….”

In a shockingly heartless post, a user called “Cassie” wrote:

“I’m sorry for the loss of the potential he had to stop being a pig of his own volition, and for his loved ones who are hurting. Also, ACAB.”

“ACAB” is an acronym used as a political slogan by anti-police groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter. The letters stand for “All Police Are Bastards.” The letters are often seen on graffiti, tattoos, and at other locations written as the numbers 1312, representing the order of the letters in the English alphabet.

Other posts included someone asking, “Who has the officer down meme??” answered by two disturbing posts.

The other was a meme of a cartoon sun displaying the thumb’s up sign saying, “Officer Down!”

Another was a cartoon of a smiling face saying, “Noice,” slang for nice.

Other users who commented on the Clarks County notice expressed sympathy for the officer and shock at the inhuman left-wing behavior on display.

Poster Peter Jackson did not hold back his distaste for the horrendous comments being made:

“You have the empathy of a serial killer and the morals of Hitler.”

Another poster recognized the absurdity and predictability of the comments, posting a meme and saying:

“Oh, man.  This post is an Antifa scum gold mine.”

Although Twitter allowed the negative and hostile comments praising the death of a law enforcement officer to show freely on the thread, most comments defending the officer and calling out the hateful comments were hidden under a warning saying:

“Show additional replies, including those that may contain offensive content.”

Twitter censorship (Screenshot Twitter Page)
Twitter censorship (Screenshot Twitter Page)

Some of those “offensive” comments included:

  • “That’s terrible to hear. To all the scum celebrating this officer’s death, I challenge you to talk this way one on one with a person of opposing view (me) without your group of idiots behind you. I guarantee (that) after slapping you multiple times, you will dial 911.”
  • “Y’all cheering the loss of human life need some serious mental health intervention.”
  • “Lots of incel pieces of sh** in this thread. All Commies Are Bastards.”

Despite the political censorship, Twitter allowed such comments as death toll scorekeeping and calling the deputy’s death “Karma” to remain in public view:

“So, it’s what, 3-1? They’ve killed like 3 people in the last year so I’m not gonna question karma.”

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Here’s our original report regarding the fatal shooting of the deputy in Washington. 

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VANCOUVER, WA – A Clark County deputy was fatally shot on the evening of July 23rd, with officials saying multiple suspects are tied to the killing.

Vancouver Police announced that two suspects have been apprehended as of July 24th, with one suspect currently at-large.

Officials haven’t shared much information regarding what led to the fatal shooting of the deputy as of this writing.

What limited details have been shared so far is that the shooting occurred at approximately 7:00 p.m. on July 23rd and occurred at the Pointe Apartments on Northeast 109th Avenue.

The unnamed deputy was taken to an area hospital after the shooting and succumbed to their injuries at approximately 11:30 p.m. that evening.

In a statement given by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office following the shooting, it was noted that the investigation is in the “early stages” and information will be shared as it becomes available:

“It is with great sadness the Clark County Sheriff’s Office is informing the community a deputy was killed in the line of duty this evening. This is a difficult time for the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement agencies in Clark County and the surrounding Clark County, Portland metro area.”

“Clark County law enforcement appreciates the support and understanding of the community in these tough times. The investigation is in its early stages and information will be release as it becomes available.”

After the shooting, police shut down a portion of I-205 near Padden Parkway.

With one suspect still at-large, Vancouver Police released a statement urging residents in the area to keep their doors locked and to call 911 if they see anything suspicious:

“Residents in the area of Padden Parkway/I-205 and surrounding neighborhoods should remain inside their residences, keep doors locked and report any suspicious activity to 9-1-1.”

The names of the two suspects in custody have not been shared by officials, nor has a description been released of the third person of interest wanted in connection with the shooting.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Please follow Law Enforcement Today as we continue to gather further insight into this developing case.

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