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Houston Police officers shot Thursday in stable condition

Suspect identified as Roland Caballero
Three Houston Police Officers were shot Thursday in Midtown.
Three Houston Police Officers were shot Thursday in Midtown.(Houston Police Department)
Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 3:52 PM CST
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HOUSTON, Texas (KWTX) - Houston Police Department officers were led on a chase by a suspect identified as Roland Cabarello, resulting in a shooting that wounded three officers and the suspect.

The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) identified Caballero as the suspect in a tweet. Police said the suspect was wounded in the neck by gunfire.

The suspect was taken into custody late Thursday evening after an standoff with authorities.

During a news conference, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said the car chase began on Trolley Street and led officers to McGowen Street, “where the suspect crashed a grey car and the shooting began.”

The three officers were shot near the Midtown area in the 2100 block of McGowen Street.

Following the crash, Caballero carjacked a white Mercedes at knifepoint and led officers to the area near Lyons Avenue and Lockwood Drive near Fifth Ward

Finner does not believe there are any hostages in a single-home where the standoff is ongoing.

“No more excuses I’m damn tired of it,” said Chief Finner in regards to the gun violence plaguing his city.

One police officer is in critical condition and two are stable after they were shot Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet by law enforcement.

One officer was shot in the foot, another in the arm and another in the leg, according to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

“It’s going to take all of us to make this a safer city,” says Mayor Turner stated.

This is a developing story and will be updated throughout.

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