Deputy constable shot while responding to disturbance call released from hospital

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Friday, July 10, 2020
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Deputy Chris Hendrix is on his way to recovery after a response to a disturbance call ended in a shooting. Hit the video above to learn more about his condition and what happened.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Harris County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable who was shot while trying to make an arrest in north Harris County was released from the hospital Thursday evening.

Deputy Christopher Hendrix was shot by a suspect while responding to a disturbance call in the 13000 block of Ella Boulevard at the Cranbrook Apartments.

Authorities said this was the second time the deputies were responding to the location for a domestic violence call when things turned physical between deputies and the suspect. During the altercation, the suspect opened fire with a rifle, injuring one of the two constables.

Hendrix was pulled out of the scene to safety, while other constables shot back at the suspect. The suspect barricaded himself in the apartment and a SWAT team was then called out for help.

LISTEN: Deputy Chris Hendrix calls out to other deputies after being shot

According to authorities, one of the SWAT robots entered the apartment and found the suspect on the ground. When SWAT members went into the apartment they found the suspect dead.

Hendrix was hit in the lower abdomen area and was taken to Memorial Hermann in The Woodlands, where he underwent surgery. According to his LinkedIn page, Hendrix has been working with precinct 4 for about five months.

The video above is from a previous story.