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Deputy constable in Houston is shot and critically injured in apparent ambush

Deputy constable in Houston is shot and critically injured in apparent ambush

In what appears to be the second ambush of a law enforcement officer in the Houston area in eight months, a veteran deputy constable was shot multiple times while his back was turned after a traffic stop, authorities said Thursday.

Deputy Alden Clopton, a 48-year-old father of six whose wife is a sheriff’s deputy, was expected to survive, officials said.

The shooting happened about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday near Texas Southern University, after another officer, Deputy Ann Glasgow, pulled a driver over for running a stop sign, according to Harris County Precinct 7 Constable’s Office spokeswoman Pamela Greenwood.

During the traffic stop, Glasgow, who has been on the...

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