Houston police take suspected cop-shooter into custody following standoff
The officers have non-life-threatening injuries.
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Houston Police Department announced Thursday evening that a suspect accused of shooting three officers has been taken into custody following a standoff.
Officers responded to a domestic call Thursday afternoon, local outlet ABC 13 reports. A chase ensued, which ended when suspect Roland Caballero crashed, as shown on surveillance video.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said after the crash, Caballero immediately began shooting at officers.
Officers returned fire, but it is unclear if the suspect was hit. He then allegedly carjacked a white Mercedes Benz at gunpoint, Finer stated, according to ABC 13.
Caballero reportedly took police on another chase before barricading himself in a home. Houston SWAT & hostage negotiation teams entered a standoff with the suspect. Police state that he fired shots at SWAT officers, none of whom were hit.
Sources told ABC 12 that Caballero was shot at the home, but police would not confirm the report.
Police announced around 7:45 p.m. local time that the suspect was in custody.
The officers shot had non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner commented on the sitaution during a press conference Thursday. "This has been a tough week for our city and law enforcement. I want to ask the people in our city to continue to lift them up. These are dangerous times and it will take all of us working together to create a safe city and get guns off the streets," he said.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he and his wife are "praying for the 3 officers shot in Houston this afternoon."
"May God's healing hand be upon them, and His Grace be upon their families. We are in close contact with local officials & we will continue to actively monitor the situation," Cruz said, adding that he is grateful "for the heroes of law enforcement who risk their lives every day to keep us safe."
This is a developing story.
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