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Police union: Houston officer suspended after deadly raid

Bullet holes can be seen on the front entrance of a home, where five Houston Police officers were shot while serving a warrant Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Houston. An attempt to serve a search warrant at a suspected drug house on Monday, quickly turned into a gunbattle that killed two suspects and injured five undercover narcotics officers, including four who were shot, Chief Art Acevedo said. Rhogena Nicholas was shot and killed as she tried to grab the service weapon of the first officer to be injured, Acevedo said. The second suspect killed was 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)/Houston Chronicle via AP)
February 07, 2019 - 3:28 PM

HOUSTON - A police union says an officer has been suspended over his involvement in a raid on a Houston home that ended in an exchange of gunfire, and left five police officers injured and two suspects dead.

Houston Police Officers' Union President Joe Gamaldi said in a statement Thursday that a narcotics officer was removed because of "ongoing questions" in an investigation into the Jan. 29 raid.

The union declined to identify the officer and said it doesn't know the reason for the suspension. It stressed most suspended officers are never charged or fired.

A Houston police spokesman declined to confirm the suspension.

Police say the officers serving a search warrant at the house in southeast Houston "immediately" came under fire. Four officers were shot and a fifth suffered a knee injury.

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