A FEMALE police officer is fighting for her life after being shot in the face in a disturbing attack.
Missouri City Police officer Crystal Sepulveda was reportedly shot in the face by a carjacking suspect who was armed with multiple automatic guns.
Officer Sepulveda was shot in the face early Saturday morning by a reported armed carjacking suspect, according to a Harris County peace officer.
In a Facebook post after the shooting, Harris County Constable Mark Herman said the 3-year-veteran of the Missouri City police force was in stable condition.
Herman said Sepulveda is “expected to make a full recover.”
“Prayers of recovery for Officer Crystal Sepulveda,” Herman said in the Facebook post.
“Gratefulness for her service in maintaining safe communities.”
In a press conference on Saturday, Missouri City Police Chief Troy Finner said the incident was not the only shooting the suspect engaged in on Saturday.
According to local news outlet News 3LV, the man suspected of shooting Sepulveda subsequently engaged in a shooting with law enforcement from Harris Police Department and other agencies.
According to the news outlet, the suspect was shot during the second altercation.
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The man was taken to a local hospital, but did not survive.
Sepulveda was shot in the early morning hours on Saturday.
A car officers say was involved in a theft on Friday was spotted at 2am on Saturday morning.
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According to Police Chief Finner, authorities were tailing the car when a man got out of the vehicle and shot at them, striking Sepulveda in the face.
The police chief said that after shooting Sepulveda, the male suspect fled and subsequently shot at the other officers, who fired back, killing the him.