A Black Texas police officer has multiple damaged limbs after a bar shooting on Saturday (October 1) that killed another deputy.
According to KHOU-TV, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 deputies Daryl Garrett Doctors have performed several surgeries to remove some of his limb-damaged bullet fragments. Laza RichardsonThe 28-year-old fianc said she would need a kidney transplant after her gallbladder was removed.
Garrett was responding to a possible robbery in a parking lot outside a bar with a colleague. Karim Atkins. KHU reported that the couple was trying to arrest a suspect when a second suspect appeared and fired with an assault rifle, injuring both officers.
Third officer, Zakim Burton, 26, heard the shot and rushed for help but was immediately shot and paralyzed.
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Richardson told the news station: “They told him he had to leave the installation and he left right there.
Atkins, 30, died of gunshot wounds. He recently returned from paternity leave and has been working in the area since January 2011. He is survived by his wife and children.
Because Garrett’s condition is alarming, Richardson says he didn’t tell her that one of his best friends had died and he didn’t know how to tell her.
“They call each other brothers. They do everything together,” Richardson said.
Richardson described Atkins as a great officer, friend, and husband, and explained the difficulty of not being around him anymore.
He said, “He is a hardworking man. He has taken care of his family. He has made sure that he is coming for you if you need anything.”
For Barthen, Richardson said he is in stable condition and in hospital.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help Officer Garrett bear the medical costs as he faces long-term recovery.