Deputy Constable Clopton was in surgery at Memorial Hermann Hospital for nearly six hours and has now been moved to critical care, Constable May Walker stated.
“It’s going to be a recovery period for him, but we are hoping everybody will just pray for him and his family, and I have faith to believe that he’s going to do well,” she said.
According to Pamela Greenwood, a spokesperson for the Harris County Precinct Seven Constable’s Office, Clopton parked his patrol vehicle at the Alabama Store Market on Alabama and Briley around midnight after a traffic stop. He was leaning into the vehicle through the opened passenger’s side window talking to reserve deputy trainee Anne Glasco, when an unknown person approached from behind and shot him, Greenwood said. Glasco got out of the car and shot back. The gunman ran away unharmed.
The reserve Deputy returned fire but the assailant fled on foot, it is not known if the assailant was hit or not.
Deputy Clopton is an 11-year veteran of the Constable’s Office.