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Off-duty Pct. 3 deputy fatally shot in Atascocita after picking up food for his family, authorities say

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ATASCOCITA, Texas – An investigation is underway after an off-duty deputy with Precinct 3 was fatally shot in Atascocita while returning home from picking up food for his family Sunday, authorities said.

Deputies with the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office responded to reports of a shooting in the 11900 block of Madera Run Parkway around 6:30 p.m. Deputies said the caller reportedly heard gunshots and said that someone was shot inside of a vehicle.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found a small car crashed into a tree in the median of the roadway. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, who was also identified as HCSO Deputy Omar Ursin, 37, suffered at least one gunshot wound, investigators said. He was transported to the hospital, where deputies said he was pronounced dead.

According to investigators with HCSO Homicide and Crime Scene units, witnesses observed a dark-colored, newer model four-door sedan with tinted windows driving next to the victim as they drove eastbound on Madera Run Parkway. The suspect shot into the victim’s car and struck the victim, deputies said. The suspect’s vehicle then reportedly fled northbound on Olympic National Drive.

Investigators said the victim was returning to his home after picking up food for his family immediately prior to the incident. His identity is being withheld until his family can be notified.

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers.

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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.
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