HOUSTON - A Harris County Pct. 4 Deputy Constable was taken to the hospital by Life Flight after he was shot multiple times in northwest Harris County on Sunday.
Pct. 4 said late Monday the deputy was successfully completed an 18-hour surgery on both his legs.
Deputy Justin Gay completed a successful multi-hour surgery on both legs from gun shots he sustained last night! pic.twitter.com/YgQJOo9Nvu— Precinct 4 Constable (@pct4constable) November 7, 2017
Authorities said Deputy Constable Justin Gay responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at the suspect's mother's home. When the deputy arrived at the home, the suspect ran into a field off Fallbrook Drive.
Deputy Gay reportedly tased the suspect, who has been identified as 38-year-old Constantine Argyrion.
That’s when investigators say Argyrion pulled out a gun, shot the deputy multiple times, then fled the scene.
A short time later, deputies said a K-9 officer bit Argyrion before deputies were able to take him into custody.
At this time, it is unclear why he opened fire on the deputy. Investigators are still searching for the suspect’s gun.
Deputy Gay was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann downtown. He is reportedly in stable condition and is expected to survive.
Authorities said the deputy was shot six times in the lower part of his body. He will need multiple surgeries and will undergo a long recovery process.
He's expected to survive, but it's not yet known if he will walk again.
Deputies said Gay is surrounded by family members at the hospital. He has been with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for two years.
"The outpouring support we got from all law enforcement agencies for the Harris County Sheriff’s office, the Houston Police Department was out there. I received a call on the way to the hospital from Chief Art Acevedo saying whatever he has at his disposal. The emotions and outpour has just been tremendous. We appreciate everything. The good news is our deputy is going to survive and make this. To what degree, we don’t know yet." said Constable Mark Herman with Harris County Precinct 4.
According to court documents, Argyrion has been charged with attempt to commit capital murder. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Our thoughts are with pct4 & all the victims of violence today throughout TX & our Nation. Hearts are hurting let’s pray they are lifted. https://t.co/VOruM4VTv7— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) November 6, 2017
A pct4 Constable has been shot multiple times & being life flighted. Suspect is still at large! Please keep our brother in your prayers! pic.twitter.com/3Tc8jeoNnx— Precinct 4 Constable (@pct4constable) November 6, 2017