Lawyer: Officers 'doing well' after shooting at contest

AP News
Posted: May 07, 2015 4:26 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawyer for five police officers involved in a shooting at a provocative cartoon contest in Texas says they have yet to return to work but are "doing well."

The officers killed two gunmen who had wounded a security guard at a contest about the Prophet Muhammad that was held Sunday in Garland, Texas. The officers' names have not been released.

In a statement Thursday, lawyer Zach Horn commended the officers' "bravery and skill." He said they saved "an untold number of lives."

One officer subdued Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi on Sunday when they opened fire outside of the contest. After the initial shots, four SWAT officers who were nearby also fired at Simpson and Soofi. Both suspects were killed.