Baytown, Texas - The Harris County Deputy Constable who was ambushed and shot Monday morning has died from his injuries. It appears at this time that a sniper is responsible for the attack, and the assassin has been able to escape.
The Deputy Constable was with an unmarked SUV in an open parking lot near the back of the Baytown courthouse at around 7 AM. The deputy was then shot in the neck from across the open area of the parking lot. The deputy radioed for help saying, "I'm bleeding out," according to ABC13.
Another deputy rushed to the scene and provided first aid until they were able to airlift the injured hero to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The hero has since died.
It's not known at this time if this was a sniper attack, but preliminary information is that the deputy was shot from some distance.
A manhunt has been underway ever since, but no suspect description has been released, and it's not clear if the officers have information about the assassin at this time.
The courthouse and Sterling High School have been placed on lockdown while the manhunt is underway.
The scene is still very active with the manhunt underway and everybody should avoid the area at this time.
ABC13 is reporting that the fallen hero was a high-ranking deputy at the Harris County Sheriff's office.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and the family of this fallen hero. May everybody else stay safe while hunting this would-be assassin.
Rest easy hero, we'll hold the line from here.
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