Houston Police Chief of Staff James Jones told reporters that authorities did not immediately know if the man was a suspect or a witness, but one person was arrested.
“We believe they hid, shot … with a rifle,” Jones said.
“It could have been a robbery they were involved in … maybe they didn’t know it at the time,” Jones said.
“They were trying to arrest a suspect or detain a suspect … while they were in hiding,” and shot, Jones said.
Agents were taken to a hospital and one died, Constable Mark Herman said. Their names were not immediately released.
One of the surviving agents was shot in the back and underwent surgery Saturday morning, while the other was shot in the leg and was preparing to go for surgery, Herman said Saturday morning.
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According to Jones, investigators believe the shooter was about 20 years old. “We hope to arrest a suspect soon,” Herman said.
Jones said anyone with information about the shooting should report it to Houston police.