Multiple Houston police officers are shot during an 'encounter' with a suspect

The police officers were struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect

The police officers were struck with gunfire following an encounter with a suspect

Police say the suspect is dead at the scene. It is also reported that undercover officers may have been on the scene at the time of the shooting.

"We can confirm 1 suspect is DOA at the scene", the department tweeted.

At least five Houston Police Department officers have been shot at a southeast Houston home.

The officers were taken to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston. Police officials told the ABC news affiliate that two or more people may be locked inside the house where the shooting took place.

The shooting happened while officers were serving a warrant at a house in the 7800 block of Harding Street, in the southeastern part of the city.

Houston station KHOU reports that one officer was taken to the hospital by Life Flight; the others were transported by ambulance.

"The city of Houston and the Houston Police Department will have whatever state resources they need to bring swift justice to those involved", Abbott said in a statement. "Please keep all the officers in your prayers!"

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Today's tragedy resembles the 2016 Dallas shooting that saw Micah Xavier Johnson ambush and kill five officers while injuring nine others.

The conditions of the officers were not immediately known.

Gamaldi said two officers were in critical condition and three were in stable condition after the shooting.

In a statement, Abbott called the attack "horrific" and "a solemn reminder of the service and sacrifice" law enforcement officers make daily.

Unconfirmed reports say the gunman has been shot by responding officers.

This is a breaking story.

One suspect is confirmed dead with additional suspects still barricaded inside.

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