A Harris County, TX constable was shot multiple times in the back on Wednesday night in what has been described as an unprovoked, ambush-style attack.
Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton and his partner were concluding a vehicle stop when an assailant fired multiple rounds at Deputy Clopton.
His partner exited their patrol vehicle and returned fire at the suspect, who fled.
Clopton was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for serious wounds to his abdomen.
It has been reported that a bullet is still lodged near his heart. He is currently in a critical care unit and is said to be doing well.
A person of interest was later located after a person matching the description of the suspect walked up to a local fire station. Homicide investigators are interviewing that individual.