Homicide

Police: Man questioned in constable shooting not a suspect

  • In this frame from video provided by KTRK, an officer walks on the the scene after a late Wednesday, April 13, 2016, shooting in Houston. A deputy constable was rushed to a hospital after a suspect shot him from behind multiple times, authorities said. (KTRK via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    In this frame from video provided by KTRK, an officer walks on the the scene after a late Wednesday, April 13, 2016, shooting in Houston. A deputy constable was rushed to a hospital after a suspect shot him from behind multiple times, authorities said. (KTRK via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated photo released by Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton is seen. Clopton was shot multiple times from behind late Wednesday, April 13, 2016, while talking to another constable following a traffic stop in Houston. Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and is expected to recover after undergoing several hours of surgery. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    In this undated photo released by Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton is seen. Clopton was shot multiple times from behind late Wednesday, April 13, 2016, while talking to another constable following a traffic stop in Houston. Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and is expected to recover after undergoing several hours of surgery. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated photo released by Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton is seen. Clopton was shot multiple times from behind late Wednesday, April 13, 2016, while talking to another constable following a traffic stop in Houston. Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and is expected to recover after undergoing several hours of surgery. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)

    In this undated photo released by Harris County Sheriff's Office, Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton is seen. Clopton was shot multiple times from behind late Wednesday, April 13, 2016, while talking to another constable following a traffic stop in Houston. Clopton was wearing a protective vest when he was shot and is expected to recover after undergoing several hours of surgery. (Harris County Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Houston police say a man questioned in the shooting of a Texas deputy constable has been ruled out as a suspect in an attack authorities have described as an ambush.

Police spokesman Victor Senties (Sen-TEE'-us) says detectives are still hunting for the gunman who seriously injured Harris County Deputy Constable Alden Clopton.

A man showed up at a fire station near the scene of Clopton's shooting Wednesday night south of downtown Houston carrying a gun magazine. He later told investigators he had a gun before arriving at the station.

Senties said Friday that the man has been charged with being a felon in possession but that his case is not related to Clopton's shooting.

Doctors have said Clopton suffered six wounds to his chest and abdomen and should fully recover.