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A police manhunt in Houston, Texas for a gunman accused of shooting a police officer ended on Friday night after the suspect turned the gun on himself.
The Houston Police Department says that an officer responded to an apartment complex after shots were heard in the area on Saturday morning around 2 a.m., according to KRIV-TV. The unidentified officer called for backup after hearing more shots coming from inside one of the apartments at which point the officer was shot in the leg by an unidentified gunman.
Police Chief Troy Finner said the officer suffered injuries in both legs but was “in great spirits” after being taken to the hospital.
The officer has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
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It is not believed that the officer returned fire on the gunman.
After a perimeter was established to locate the shooter, it was discovered that the gunman had barricaded himself in the apartment.
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Police later confirmed, after a standoff that lasted several hours, that the shooter had died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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The Houston Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.