Law enforcement leaders in Houston have announced their plan to provide mental health care to officers involved in the Lakewood Church shooting on Sunday. The shooting occurred when someone opened fire in the church lobby, leading to an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers. The suspect, Genesse Ivonne Moreno, was shot and killed by an officer from the Houston Police Department and an officer from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
Following the shooting, the Houston Police Officers’ Union stated that the HPD officer involved and responding officers will have access to department and union peer support teams, as well as any necessary psychology treatment. Additionally, they have offered mental health resources to the TABC officer involved in the shooting.
Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the ongoing investigation. The union reached out to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to offer their officer involved in the shooting additional mental health resources.
The shooting at Lakewood Church has prompted a response from Texas lawmakers and has led investigators to search a Conroe home believed to be connected to the shooter. The community and church members have received an outpouring of support during this difficult time.