The deputy was shot at around 8:30 p.m. while inside his unmarked department vehicle. Authorities say several rounds were fired.
The deputy wasn't hurt, but his car was hit several times.
Westside officers are at 2100 Hayes. HCSO deputy was working an extra job at an apartment complex when suspect(s) fired shots striking his vehicle. 202 pic.twitter.com/yCMmNvaHlE— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) October 9, 2020
At the time, he was working a second job patrolling an apartment complex in west Houston, officials say.
"Hard working brothers and sisters in blue, working hard every day, leaving their families behind," Major Tony Huynh said. "And this, our deputy trying to earn extra income for his family and out here protecting the residents at this complex, being ambushed by a coward."
I’m upset and disappointed by the hateful and cowardly actions of the shooter(s). The attack on our @HCSOTexas deputy was an affront to our agency and will not be tolerated. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but now we need to find those responsible and bring them to justice. https://t.co/LZD7yB5YxU— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) October 9, 2020
Deputies only have a vague description of a possible suspect seen standing nearby.
They're going through surveillance video in hopes of finding more clues.