Texas shooting leaves suspect dead, police officer injured

The manhunt for a second suspect is underway following two carjackings and an attack on a priest that led to a shootout.
1:56 | 09/14/19

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Transcript for Texas shooting leaves suspect dead, police officer injured
Well, a wild crime spree led to a shooting that left one suspect dead, a police officer injured and a priest praying for his life. ABC's Marci Gonzalez is in our Los Angeles bureau with the manhunt underway for another suspect who is still on the loose. Good morning to you, Marci. Reporter: Eva, good morning. All of this happening as the democratic debate ended just miles away. Police are now releasing new details about the two carjackings and that attack on a priest that led to that shootout. They have an officer down. This was a gunshot. We need units out here. Reporter: This morning a Houston police officer shot with his own gun is recovering after authorities say a group of men went on a wild crime spree. I just started hearing gunshots. Reporter: Police saying it all began when the four suspects picked the wrong vehicle to steal from this gas station. They took the truck anyway and very quickly found out he was at the gas station for a reason. He ran out of gas. They abandoned that vehicle. Reporter: Minutes later the men held up a priest in a parking lot on father Desmond ohankwere in a parking lot pointing a gun at him and pulling the trigger. I said, don't shoot. Reporter: The priest on his knees praying for his life when the gun jammed. So he couldn't fire. He was frustrated, you know. He tried again. Reporter: Police say the suspect stole the priest's cell phone and left him beaten on the ground then carjacked a woman and faced off with an officer shooting him below his bulletproof vest and one of the suspects killed. Two taken into custody and the fourth getting away. This morning Houston police determined to track him down. We're going to get you, so you might as well just come out now, turn yourself in. Reporter: We're now learning that 29-year-old officer was shot at least three times, but after surgery this morning, he's listed in stable condition. Whit. All right, Marci Gonzalez for us in Los Angeles, thank you.

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