Two Houston police officers were involved in a shootout after a passing car fired at them Tuesday morning.
No one was injured in the incident and cops have two suspects in custody, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The uniformed officers reportedly returned fire after they were shot at by someone in a moving vehicle around 3:30 a.m. Witnesses heard eight shots before the suspects were taken into custody behind the Principe Azul nightclub, according to KHOU.
The encounter comes just two days after a pair of Las Vegas officers were fired upon in their cruiser, with one officer sustaining non-life-threatening injuries during the encounter. Police in Aurora, Colo., received a threatening phone call Sunday evening, with a disguised voice proclaiming, “let us catch you by yourself and it’s shots fired,” according to Fox8.
Police have increasingly been targeted by gunfire during the past several months, with numerous incidents turning deadly. Lt. Charles “Joe” Gliniewicz was shot and killed in Illinois last week in a case that’s spurred a furious manhunt for three suspects. Texas sheriff's deputy Darren Goforth was filling up his cruiser at a gas station on Aug. 28 when a suspect came up behind him and fired 15 shots, killing him.