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Search for HCSO deputy ambushed and killed in the line of duty

Search for HCSO deputy ambushed and killed in the line of duty

A manhunt is underway after a Harris County deputy was shot and killed in an ambush while on duty last night.

It happened along Italian Cypress Trail, which is near Tidwell and Beltway 8. It started with a call about an assault on a Little Caesar’s employee by a person who was upset because the order was wrong. That assault led to a manhunt for the suspect in that incident.

The deputy found the vehicle and was talking to another officer when he was attacked and shot multiple times. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The 28-year-old deputy was with the police for five years and a member of an elite unit.

Authorities say SWAT teams are stationed at two locations. They believe the suspect’s identity is known and he will be taken into custody “in a timely manner.”

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY.