Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Katy, 1 of 2 HCSO deputies released from hospital
KATY, Texas - A suspect is dead and one of two Harris County Sheriff's deputies are recovering after being shot in an officer-involved shooting in Katy on Tuesday night.
According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez with the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the shooting occurred at a home on the 6600 block of Amberfield Lane in Katy.
Officials with the Harris County Sheriff's Office said officers responded to a call of shots fired inside the home by a family member.
Deputies said when they arrived, the suspect, Alan Huaracha, 43, came outside the house, pointed a weapon at the deputies, and fired at them.
The deputies then returned fire, hitting Huaracha, killing him at the scene.
Officials said the two deputies, Y. Martinez, 27, and M. Delgado 28, have been on the job for one and five years, respectively. Sheriff Gonzalez said one deputy was shot in the right leg and the other was shot in the leg and grazed on the head near the left ear.
Both were taken to Texas Medical Center in stable condition. And as of Wednesday afternoon, Deputy Martinez was released from the hospital, while Deputy Delgado is undergoing surgery.
Officials added that Huaracha, who is said to have served in the U.S. Navy, was out on a PR bond for aggravated assault of a family member from back in 2020.
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The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.