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2 officers injured in Jacinto City shooting

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Police in Jacinto City are investigating the scene of a shooting that left two officers injured.

The shooting was reported before 6 p.m. on Wednesday and the suspect who police were searching for may have barricaded himself in a home on North Oswego Street near Dacus Drive.

A relative of Edgar Omar Cuellar contacted police and told officers that he was trying to harm himself.

Chief Ayala with Jacinto City police told FOX 26 News that officers determined Cuellar, 17, was a suspect in a deadly conduct case. When police first arrived to the home on North Oswego Street, there was no firearm in view.

Two officers entered the home as family members held Cuellar down, but he pulled a gun from the waistband of his trousers and fired three or four rounds which struck the officers.

Sgt. Jennifer Simpson Castaneda and Lt. Dennis Walker were both wounded in the shooting.

Sgt. Casaneda was taken by ambulance to LBJ General Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the arm while Lt. Walker was taken by Life Flight medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

SWAT officers with the Houston Police Department were called to assist Jacinto City police in their efforts to find Cuellar, who barricaded himself in the house.

Anyone with information about Cuellar is encouraged to contact Jacinto City police. He was last seen wearing black shorts and a black collared shirt.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5000 for information that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect involved in the shooting.

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