Deputy shot in Baton Rouge ambush moved to Houston

HOUSTON - A Baton Rouge deputy critically wounded during an ambush on law enforcement officers in July was moved to a Houston hospital Wednesday morning.

Deputy Nick Tullier will continue his rehab at TIRR in the Texas Medical Center.

Tullier was shot three times during the July 17 ambush that left three law enforcement officers dead and three more injured. The gunman, Gavin Long, was shot and killed by another officer.

Tullier, who had bullet wounds to the head, abdomen and shoulder, has undergone multiple surgeries and remains in serious condition.


As his father James watched the medical transport in progress in Baton Rouge, he said his son still has a long road ahead.

“We know why Nick’s here,” James Tullier told WAFB. “People have been praying. It’s the power of prayer.”

Tullier’s parents lost their home during the August floods in Baton Rouge. They moved a trailer into the parking lot of the Baton Rouge hospital where their son was being treated to remain close to him.

“He’s aware that we’re with him,” James Tullier said. “He is somewhat in a non-conscious state still, but that is what this next hospital is for. They’ll be moving up his levels of consciousness.”

Doctors originally told the family that Tullier wouldn’t live past 24 hours. They believe his survival is a miracle.

 

(© 2016 KHOU)


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