Houston police officer shot, killed while serving warrant, another wounded

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HOUSTON (Talk1370.com) -- A police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded while attempting to serve an arrest warrant at a northeast Houston home Monday morning, officials said.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said Senior Police Officer William "Bill" Jeffrey and Officer Michael Vance were attempting to serve the narcotics-related warrant around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning in the gated Timber Ridge community on the city's northeast side.

Finner said the two officers, both members of the department's Major Offenders fugitive warrant team, knocked on the door. A woman answered, and then the suspect appeared and opened fire.

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Jeffrey, who had served HPD for more than 30 years, was airlifted to a nearby hospital where he later died. The 54-year old leaves behind a wife and a child.

Vance was said to be in stable condition. Police officials say he's been with the department since June 1998, joining the Major Offenders division in the past two years.

Department officials say funeral arrangements for Jeffrey are pending.

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