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Suspect shot multiple times by officer in SW Houston, police say

The shooting happened Wednesday morning in the 4500 block of Warm Springs Road.

HOUSTON — A suspect was shot multiple times by a Houston Police officer, according to the department.

The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. in a home at 4526 Warm Springs Road in southwest Houston.

Officers say they were responding to a potential suicide call. As police waited for backup, the man's wife showed up to the house.

While the couple was speaking, police say they heard multiple gunshots come from inside the house.

The garage door then opened as backup arrived, when more shots were fired by the suspect. Police did not say who the suspect was firing at. One officer returned fire, hitting the suspect multiple times.

The suspect was taken to the hospital and is stable.

No officers were injured in the incident, according to HPD. All officers will be placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs of suicide and taking them seriously. Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life.

If you or anyone you know is in need of help, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 800-273-TALK (8255). You can also text the lifeline at 741741 or chat online here.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States.

You can also reach out to UT Physicians here.

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