Veteran narcotics officers broke down the door of a suspected drug
den in southeast Houston Monday afternoon, armed with a warrant and
hoping to arrest heroin dealers operating out of the Pecan Park home.
They were met by a hail of gunfire, instead,
as one of the suspects inside unleashed a barrage of bullets that
wounded four officers, two critically.
"This is never one of the calls you want to
get as a chief," Police Chief Art Acevedo said outside Memorial Hermann
Hospital hours later, while flanked by top police brass, Mayor Sylvester
Turner and a host of other city officials.