Fatal Shooting During Hostage Rescue in Houston: FBI Statement
Houston witnessed a fatal shooting during a hostage rescue operation that took place early Thursday morning. According to the FBI, its agents had been involved in a multiday law enforcement operation to rescue a group of hostages, which ended tragically with one person dead. The agency’s Houston office confirmed that all the hostages have been safely rescued, and no FBI agents were injured during the rescue operation.
The shooting incident took place in north Houston, but the FBI did not disclose the exact location or how many agents were involved. However, a large police presence was seen later that day at a motel. The FBI added that it was assisting the Waller County Sheriff’s Office in the rescue operation, but declined to provide any additional information on the number of hostages or what led to the shooting.
FBI Agents Safely Rescue Hostages but One Person Dies
The tragic incident has shaken the Houston community, and authorities are continuing to investigate the situation to determine what happened during the rescue operation. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, and we hope that the investigation will provide some answers to the community’s questions.
Below is a statement regarding an FBI operation which occurred this morning in north Houston.
— FBI Houston (@FBIHouston) March 23, 2023