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Mar 20, 2014 1:29 PM

BREAKING: 2 CCPD Officers and Suspect Shot

CORPUS CHRISTI - Two Corpus Christi police officers and a suspect are now at Spohn Memorial Hospital being treated for gunshot wounds.

Chief Floyd Simpson says the officers were called out to Congressional Drive for a man who seen behaving erratically in the area. One officer was already talking to the man. Chief Simpson says the suspect opened fire as a second officer arrived for backup.

The officers were able to fire back, but the suspect got into a police Tahoe and took off. He then crashed into a utility pole in front of the Corpus Christi Country Club. Other officers pulled him from the police unit.

Medics rushed the man to the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest. One officer was shot in the leg, another was shot in the shoulder and his leg. Both are expected to survive.

Chief Simpson declined to provide the names of the wounded officers and the suspect.

Police have closed off Everhart Road between Shea Parkway and Saratoga Boulevard. The closure will last for a long time as investigators collect all the evidence required.

We have crews on the scene and will bring you more information as soon as possible.

» There are multiple updates to this story. Please click here to get the latest information.

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