Houston-area police officer dies in shootout

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area police officer has been shot and killed while responding to a disturbance call in a trailer park.

Pasadena police say 29-year-old Officer Jesse Hamilton died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston Friday morning from a head wound. The 24-year-old suspect, Sergio Robles (ROH'-blehs) was also
seriously injured in a shootout with another police officer and
remains in the same hospital.

Assistant Police Chief Bud Corbett said the suspect's mother informed the officer that her son had a gun after an altercation between Robles and his child's mother. Corbett says the gunman opened fire a few moments later around 6:30 a.m., wounding the officer in the head.

Pasadena police spokesman Vance Mitchell says Hamilton was a four-year veteran officer and married father of 5-year-old twins and an infant.

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