Gunman Shoots Three Texas Cops — Kills Self During Standoff, Says Sheriff

Daniel Trevino Mugshot
Photo: Harris County Sheriff's Office

HOUSTON, Texas — A Harris County Sheriff’s Office sergeant and two law enforcement officers from the Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) were reportedly shot as they attempted to serve a warrant in the northeastern part of the county. Another deputy sustained an injury from a motorcycle accident while responding. The injuries are reported to not be life-threatening.

UPDATE 8:05 p.m.:  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement identifying the captain and sergeant who suffered gunshot wounds while attempting to serve a felony warrant.

This afternoon, Captain Wes Hensley and Sergeant Mark Rychen from the Fugitive Apprehension Unit in my office were shot and wounded while serving an arrest warrant on a suspect in Northeast Harris County. A deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s Department was also shot. These brave and courageous law enforcement officers were fulfilling their call to duty to apprehend a known criminal with a dangerous past. Thankfully, all of the injured law enforcement officers appear to be recovering well this evening. I’m asking all Texans tonight to pray for those recovering, their families, and all the men and women in law enforcement who face unpredictable dangers each day to keep Texans safe

UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: The Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced the shooter, Daniel Trevino, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO tweeted a message saying one of their deputies was injured and two law enforcement officers from the OAG were shot during an attempt to serve a felony warrant on Houston’s northeast side. The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as Daniel Trevino and said initially reported that he was at large. He is now confirmed to be barricaded inside the home.

Texas OAG Director of Communications Mark Rylander responded to questions about the shooting, stating:

This afternoon, two of our officers from the Office of Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit were wounded while serving an arrest warrant alongside a deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s Department. The three wounded officers have been transported to a local hospital and are currently receiving treatment. Out of respect for the officers and their families and for those who are still engaged in a very serious situation in Northeast Harris County, we will release no further information at this time. Please pray for these officers, their families, and the courageous members of law enforcement who are involved.

LIVE PRESS UPDATE FROM SHERIFF’S OFFICE:

HCSO Chief Deputy Edison Toquica told reporters during a press conference that the law enforcement officers went to the residence to serve a felony warrant for violation of a domestic violence protective order. The suspect, Daniel Trevino, engaged the officers with gunfire as they approached the threshold of the door. The suspect allegedly shot two OAG officers and one deputy from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Another deputy sustained an injury in a motorcycle accident while responded to the scene.

Toquica said they had five law enforcement officials from a fugitive task force on the scene and a helicopter overhead as the shooting began.

The chief confirmed the suspect, Trevino, is barricaded inside the home and is not at large. A second person who was inside the home at the time of the shooting is being detained. He “is not a suspect,” the chief stated.

One of the OAG officers received gunshot wounds in the ankle and leg. A second officer sustained a leg injury. The deputy was shot in the hand and could lose a finger from the injury, HCSOMajor Mike Lee stated.

The chief stated that the officers returned fire on the suspect. It is not known if the suspect is injured.

One of the officers is reportedly in surgery. All are reported to be in stable condition, officials stated.

A witness at the scene told Breitbart News that several dozen police vehicles from local and state agencies could be seen in the area as the manhunt unfolded. At least one ambulance escorted by several police vehicles was spotted.

The suspect in the alleged shooting is reported to be Daniel Trevino. Officials have not disclosed the nature of the warrant they were attempting to serve when the shooting began.

KTRK ABC13 reported that the suspect may have used one of the officer’s weapons in the shooting. The Harris County sheriff’s deputy sustained an injury during a crash while responding to the scene.

Helicopter shots from the scene show several dozen law enforcement vehicles in the area. Law enforcement helicopters appear to be conducting searches in the area.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted that all three injured officers are “awake and alert.” He said they are expected to “survive their injuries.”

The two OAG officers are reportedly receiving care at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital. The deputy is receiving care from Memorial Herman Hospital, KTRK reported.

KTRK releaseed a video revealing the police radio traffic at the time of the shooting:

The Houston ABC affiliate reported the suspect, Daniel Abraham Trevino’s criminal history:

  • Sept. 6, 2011: Assault of a family member
  • Sept. 7, 2011: Criminal mischief
  • Oct. 13, 2012: Criminal mischief
  • Oct. 13, 2012: Assault – bodily injury (two counts)
  • April 11, 2014: Theft from a person
  • April 11, 2014: Assault – bodily injury of public servant (later dismissed)
  • March 28, 2015: Possession of marijuana
  • May 31, 2015: Felony possession of a weapon
  • Sept. 20, 2018: Aggravated assault of a family member

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Border/Cartel Chronicles. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTX and Facebook.

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