Houston crime: Suspect in SWAT standoff on Knotty Oaks Path might not have fired shot that killed man, HPD says

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — A person has surrendered after a lethal capturing in a southwest Houston neighborhood sparked an hour-long SWAT standoff, although it is nonetheless unclear what precisely led to the standoff.

Houston Police acquired a name Tuesday afternoon that pictures had been fired at a house within the 4200 block of Knotty Oaks Path, not removed from Madison Excessive Faculty. When officers arrived, a person had already barricaded himself inside, police mentioned.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Suspect in custody after hours of standoff ensuing from Southwest Houston capturing: HPD

ABC13’s Courtney Fischer spoke to residents of the neighborhood. A neighbor mentioned he heard 4 to 5 pictures.

A lady mentioned she occurred to be on the road and noticed a automobile get on and three individuals get off. That is when she mentioned they began capturing at one other group outdoors the home.

At this level it’s not clear whether or not the person who barricaded himself inside the home shot somebody or was himself a sufferer.

By the point the HPD obtained a search warrant to enter the home, it was after 10:30pm

Police ultimately satisfied the person to give up shortly earlier than 11pm after a standoff that lasted practically 10 hours.

The SWAT commander mentioned officers had been unable to speak with the person. When SWAT lastly acquired inside, officers mentioned the suspect was simply “standing there.”

“We exploited members of the family and anybody who thought we may attain out to him. We all know that lots of occasions we’ve people who find themselves afraid, whether or not it is their circumstances or worry of the police, no matter that’s — so, we attempt to overcome these limitations,” mentioned Commander Megan Howard. “And generally, members of the family are capable of assist us with that.”

Within the yard, police discovered a 20-year-old man lifeless with a gunshot wound. It was unclear whether or not the barricaded suspect shot the person, investigators mentioned. They took the suspect downtown, the place they interrogated him for a number of hours. He hasn’t been charged.

Investigators aren’t certain how the state of affairs escalated. The preliminary name merely mentioned that there was an argument between two males and that weapons had been concerned.

Police mentioned a 13-year-old boy with autism was alone with the suspect inside the home throughout the standoff.

The HPD mentioned the suspect and {the teenager} are associated, so HPD officers weren’t involved for the boy’s security. Nonetheless, SWAT negotiators had been involved that the boy could be too afraid to come back out and belief the police.

Fortunately, it lastly got here out and there was an enormous present of reduction from the officers.

The standoff went on for a number of extra hours after {the teenager} got here out.

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