April 17, 2018
This morning at 2am, the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office responded
to a male disturbance call in the 12400 block of Saratoga Wood Lane in the
Atascocita area. While arriving at the scene, a male emerged from the home with
a shot gun and fired possibly 2 times engaging 4 of our Deputies in a gun
Deputy Christopher Gaines was struck in his lower
extremities by the shot gun blast from the suspect. Deputy Faniyi was
struck by what we believe to be a shot gun pellet in the head, and a 3rd
Deputy during the gun fight taking evasive action received minor injuries.
Deputy Gaines was flown by helicopter to Hermann hospital
downtown and in stable condition and is currently in surgery. Deputy Faniyi was
transported to a hospital in Humble and received 9 stitches to his head. The 3rd
Deputy was also evaluated and released from a Humble hospital.
The suspect was also transported to Hermann downtown and was
being worked on in the room next to Deputy Gaines. We were told the suspect
sustained 22 entry and exit wounds from the return gun fire of 4
deputies during the gun fight. He was still alive at the time of this release.
“ I am very humbled and honored to work with these heroes
who bravely stood together and not only protected a fallen deputy, but also,
put down this suspect when he engaged them in a gun battle.” Said Constable
Please take a moment to say a prayer for these Deputies and