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Houston police: 5 officers injured in shooting, suspect dead

(AP) — Five Houston officers were injured in a shooting Monday in an incident involving a suspect and taken to a hospital, police said.

Houston police tweeted the officers were “struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect” Monday afternoon in a neighborhood in southeast Houston.

Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, tweeted that two officers were in critical condition and the other three in stable condition at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston.

A suspect was dead at the scene and SWAT officers were working to make sure no one else was inside the building where the shooting took place, police said.

Additional information on the suspect was not immediately available.