Suspect in fatal shooting of Houston police Veteran identified

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William ‘Bill’ Jeffrey Death – Obituary : Police said a veteran cop was shot and killed and another person injured while executing a warrant in Houston early Monday morning, according to reports.

31-year-old Deon Ledet was identified by family members as the suspect in the incident.

Ledet reportedly has a criminal record dating back to 2008.

Veteran William ‘Bill’ Jeffrey died in hospital on Monday after the early morning shootout. His partner Sgt. Michael Vance was also shot and taken to the hospital where he was listed in a stable condition.

The officers were on a ‘high level felony’ narcotics arrest warrant when Ledet ‘immediately’ ambushed the cops and opened fire, striking Jeffrey and Vance several times, Police Chief Troy Finner said at a press conference following the shooting.

Jeffrey was hit in the stomach and Vance was hit in the leg. Both officers returned fire and eventually shot the suspect dead at the scene.

Jeffrey had been airlifted to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center for treatment after being shot in the stomach during the shootout at around 7.30am at at 5350 Aeropark Drive in Houston.

Mayor Sylvester Turner disclosed in a morning press conference that he has since died.