Saturday, November 26, 2011
Mexican war spills into Texas
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A sheriff's deputy was shot and another man killed in a narcotics operation gone bad in the middle of an otherwise quiet neighborhood Monday.
The incident happened on Hollister St. at Bourgeois. Investigators worked late into the evening removing packets and packets of evidence from the cab of the 18-wheeler that was center of the wild shootout earlier in the day.
It all began early Monday afternoon. Several undercover officers were following a truck believed to be transporting drugs when other suspects drove up and opened fire.
"Maybe five, six (gunshots). Like pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. It scared me because I'm alone and I saw it from the window," said one witness.
When it was over, an undercover deputy was shot in the left leg. He was taken to Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, and will be alright. A confidential informant inside the cab was dead, and several suspects were arrested.
As the multi-agency investigation continued into the night, homeowners nearby recounted how it's not the first time they've seen the red truck.
"I have seen this truck parked here a number of times the past couple of weeks," said neighbor Marvin Wilson.
Wilson says he assumed that the truck driver was just visiting nearby family, never expecting it would be the subject of a long term undercover drug investigation that ended up in a deadly shootout right in front of his neighborhood.
"You never want something like this to happen in your neighborhood, but it's scary," he said. "It's too close."
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