Hunt underway for gunman who shot and wounded Houston police officer

- Officer Kenneth Frejia is a 7-year veteran of the Houston Police Department.

“He’s a very hardworking officer, he’s very dedicated very professional officer,” said Houston police Captain Heather Morris. “He’s a member of our tactical unit, and these officers work proactively, as well as reactively, to reduce crime in the south central area.”

Officer Frejia was shot investigators say after executing a narcotics search warrant in the 3700 block of Anita in the city’s third ward.

“After successfully executing that search warrant and taking two individuals into custody, the police officers on the scene heard a sound they identified as a gunshot,” said Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland.

That’s when the police chief says officer Frejia realized he had been shot once in the rear right leg.
Doctors at Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute discovered a bullet fragment still lodged in his leg.

“The good news is he has just been released,” McClelland said. “He’s in good condition.”

The officer was in plainclothes but wearing a raid jacket the chief says, so it was obvious to anyone that he’s a cop.

Neither of the two suspects arrested shot the officer. Whoever did remains the target of a massive manhunt.

“For the person who may be responsible for this, we are going to go to all four corners of the Earth to hunt you down,” McClelland said. “I will use all resources available to the police department to bring you to justice.”  

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