Police in Texas are intensively searching for a man following a shooting that left a 29-year-old deputy critically wounded during a traffic stop on Wednesday evening.
The deputy, identified as Joseph Anderson from Harris County, was shot around 7:40 p.m., sustaining two bullet wounds to his upper torso. He underwent successful surgery and is now in critical but stable condition, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
Authorities issued a Blue Alert for two persons of interest in connection with the shooting. One of them, James Green, has been located, questioned, and released without charges.
However, the search continues for Terran Green, who is described as a Black male with a history of felony convictions. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to Terran Green’s arrest.
Gonzalez expressed his outrage at the incident and emphasized that the attack on law enforcement officers is unacceptable. He urged for public cooperation in locating the suspect and ensuring justice is served.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has deployed special agents to assist in the investigation and apprehension efforts.
The wounded deputy’s condition is gradually improving, and authorities are determined to bring the perpetrator to justice. Texans have been asked to keep the injured deputy in their thoughts and prayers, as law enforcement agencies work tirelessly to apprehend the individual responsible for the shooting.