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Undercover Houston police officer, suspect killed

HOUSTON (AP) - Police in Houston say one of their undercover officers and a suspect have been killed in a shootout.

The officer was investigating sales of stolen TVs when he met a group of suspects in a drug store parking lot Tuesday night.

Police spokesman Victor Senties says money was exchanged with undercover officers when the buyer shot 42-year-old Officer Henry Canales.

A second officer shot and killed the suspect, who was not immediately identified.

Three other suspects who drove away were later caught.

Police Chief Harold Hurtt said early Wednesday Canales was an outstanding officer and individual who had been with the department 16 years.

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