TABC agents assist Harris County deputies during shots-fired response June 11
Agent provides medical care for shooting victim on scene
HARRIS COUNTY — Agents with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission were among the first to respond to a call of a shooting in progress from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) during a suspected shots-fired situation in the 12800 block of North Roslyn St. in Houston early June 11.
HCSO deputies put out the call around 1:25 a.m. advising of possible gunshots in the area. Four TABC agents responded to the call and arrived on the scene shortly after deputies located a 45-year-old man with suspected gunshot wounds.
While one of the agents applied tourniquets to stem the victim’s bleeding, the other agents helped sheriff’s deputies secure the scene. In all, two tourniquets were applied to the victim, who was later transferred to the care of emergency medical technicians prior to transporting him to Houston Northwest Hospital.
TABC agents, who are commissioned peace officers, are often called upon to assist local law enforcement during emergency situations.
“A very large part of our job is providing support to our partners at local police departments or sheriff’s offices,” said Victor Kuykendoll, Deputy Executive Director for Enforcement. “At the end of the day, our primary role is to help keep our entire community – not just the alcoholic beverage industry – safe.”
The case remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
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