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Video: Houston Officer Shot in Back Expected to Make Full Recovery

June 10, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Houston Officer Shot in Back Expected to Make Full Recovery

Houston Police are looking for the person who shot an officer in the back yesterday while he was in the line of duty, reports KTRK.

According to HPD, Officer Terry Smith, a motorcycle officer, was conducting a stop around 6pm in the 4200 block of Main Street. As he walked away, the officer heard a loud pop then felt pain. A bullet had struck the 20-year veteran in the lower back. A Houston Police spokesperson tells Eyewitness News Smith was not wearing his bulletproof vest as is required by department policy.

Officer Smith is listed in stable condition, according to HPD. He did not suffer life-threatening wounds but was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he underwent surgery. He's expected to make a full recovery. Smith is assigned to the traffic division. He has six children.

During a press conference Tuesday night, an HPD spokesperson said the incident is still under investigation.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 6/11/2015 7:59 PM

Men and ladies, no matter how uncomfortable those vests may be at times, you still need to wear them religiously at all times. A very speedy recovery to you officer Smith. Watch out in the future for the back shooters.

S.S. @ 6/12/2015 8:28 AM

Praying for a quick recovery Officer Smith

kevCopAz @ 6/12/2015 12:30 PM

wow, a police officer (especially motors) nightmare, a drive by from a uninvolved person (or sniper) at a simple traffic stop. Zero way to defend, zero way to prevent! Thank God the officer was not killed.

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