$20,000 Reward Offered for Capture of Second Suspect in Shooting of Harris County Deputy

A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the shooting of a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday night, while another suspect remains at large. The governor’s office is now offering a reward of $20,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the remaining suspect.

James Green has been apprehended, according to a statement from Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. The second suspect, Terran Green, is described as a 34-year-old black man, approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and black shorts.

Following the shooting incident, the Texas Department of Public Safety issued a Blue Alert. The injured deputy, a 29-year-old, had been conducting a routine traffic stop on Homestead Road in northeast Harris County when the shooting occurred, as reported by NBC station KPRC-TV. The deputy sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was undergoing surgery, with Sheriff Ed Gonzalez noting that the injuries were possibly from at least two gunshots.

The search for the suspects initially involved a blue 2016 Ford Escape with Texas License Plate SVJ6590, but as of an update at 5:30 a.m., the vehicle had been located. Governor Greg Abbott confirmed the deployment of the Department of Public Safety and law enforcement’s response.

To aid in the apprehension of the outstanding suspect, the Office of the Governor’s Public Safety Office is offering a monetary reward of up to $20,000. Individuals with information can provide tips anonymously through various methods, such as calling the Texas Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477), submitting a web tip through the Texas 10 Most Wanted website, or using the DPS Mobile App. Those submitting tips will receive a tip number rather than needing to disclose their identity.

Blue Alerts, as explained by the Department of Justice, are issued when an officer is killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, goes missing while on official duty, or if there is a credible threat to harm an officer. This protocol was established through the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act passed by Congress in 2015, named in honor of two New York City police officers tragically killed in an ambush in 2014.

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