At 4:00p.m. Conroe Police were dispatched to the 300 block of North Loop 336 east to the Discount Bakery Store. It was reported that a male was at the front door banging on it with a shotgun. Multiple units responded.
The first unit arrived on the scene and advised the dispatcher that the man indeed did have a gun and was pointing at him. He advised the dispatcher if the bakery was still on the phone to tell them to get away from the windows.
The next transmission was broadcast with,”shots fired, shots fired, officer down, officer down get PHI (air medical) in the air and get an ambulance.
The scene was next door to Conroe Fire Station Two.
At this time one officer has been flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston in critical condition with shot gun blast to the face.
The suspect is dead on the scene.
Traffic on 336 is down to one lane each direction, please avoid it. This scene will probably be going on for 5-6 hours.
The Conroe Officer is at Hermann Hospital in Houston where he is in stable condition. He is talking and alert.. Doctors are extremely concerned about his right eye.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office is on the scene along with Conroe Detectives continuing the investigation.
PLEASE –PLEASE- If you must drive through the area slow down. Several officers have almost been struck by drivers not slowing through the scene at all. The westbound traffic is down to one lane. They are using the center turn lane as a lane. As nightfall comes shortly these officers are going to be hard to see. Please either slow down or avoid the area.
It could still be several hours before it is cleared. Judge Spikes is also on the scene to pronounce the shooter.