HOUSTON – Three Houston police officers were shot following a possible police chase, and the suspect was taken into custody after an hours-long standoff Thursday, officials said.
According to KSAT’s sister website, Click2Houston.com, sources identified the suspect as 31-year-old Roland Caballero.
The shooting reportedly happened near the midtown area near the 2100 block of McGowen Street. Houston police said the suspect fled the scene after carjacking someone in a white Mercedes.
The suspect then led officers to a home in the 1800 block of Lockwood, where negotiators worked to get the barricaded man to come out but he continued to fire rounds at officers, according to police.
Click2Houston.com reported that officers fired back at the suspect. However, it’s unclear if the suspect was hit.
One of the officers was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center while the other two were transported by HPD. All three officers are in stable condition, according to officials. Mayor Sylvester Turner said one officer was shot in the foot, another in the leg and the third in the arm, Click2Houston.com reported.
In a tweet, Andy Kahan with Houston Crime Stoppers wrote that the suspect was wanted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a weapon with a felony conviction.
The shooting comes less than a week after a Harris County Precinct 5 deputy constable was killed in the line of duty.
Cpl. Charles Galloway, 47, a 12-year veteran with Precinct 5, died early Sunday after he tried to conduct a traffic stop. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said the driver got out of the vehicle and immediately fired gunshots toward Galloway and his patrol vehicle.