A suspect that shot three Houston officers is currently barricaded inside a home, police announced Thursday evening.
Police said the officers approached a white Mercedes-Bentz where gunfires were shot near on the block of 2100 McGowen St., Chron reported. The 31-year-old suspect, identified as Roland Caballero, fled the scene and is currently barricaded inside a home, ABC 13 reported.
Caballero was reportedly shot at a separate, unidentified location, according to KTRK reporter Jessica Willey.
3 @houstonpolice shot this afternoon in Houston. Their injuries described as non-life threatening. The suspect, Roland Caballero, has been shot at a separate location, according to police sources. #abc13 https://t.co/i9YMOV2Q5t
— Jessica Willey (@ImJessicaWilley) January 27, 2022
Officers responded to a call at 2:40 p.m. in the 1500 block of Tralle St. Caballero crashed on McGowen St. where he opened fire at the three officers, ABC13 reported. The suspect fled the scene in a Mercedes-Bentz vehicle.
The Houston Fire Department was notified of the incident at 3:15 p.m. and transported one of the officers to hospital, Chron reported.
Police said the three officers are in stable condition at the Memorial Hermann Hospital. (RELATED: Police Find Five People Shot In DC Hotel On Major Street)
UPDATE. Our three injured officers are in stable conditions. Media partners, Chief @TroyFinner will provide a briefing with details on the incident at @memorialhermann Hospital in the Medical Center. #HouNews https://t.co/JbS0RlhWWC pic.twitter.com/9Qol5laYRR
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 27, 2022
The weapon may have had a small switch that was added to Caballero’s Glock handgun, which causes the firearm to turn into a machine gun, ABC 13 reported.
Riley Hollister, a witness of the incident, said he heard “more than 30 rounds” while walking in the park, the outlet reported.
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