HOUSTON (KETK/KXAN) – The suspect accused of shooting three officers in Houston after a police chase was arrested after a standoff with officers. The suspect was identified as Roland Caballero, 31, who was wanted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a weapon with a felony conviction.
Caballero reportedly shot the three officers after taking off in a vehicle when they responded to a family disturbance call around 2:42 p.m.
The three officers shot are:
- Officer N. Gadson, 35, four years of service
- Officer D. Hayden, 32, three years of service
- Officer A. Alvarez, 28, two years of service
Police tweeted that the shooting happened in the 2100 block of McGowen Street, which is east of Midtown and Interstate 69.
Officers also returned fire at Caballero, according to KPRC.
Officials say that when Caballero got out of the vehicle, he carjacked a white Mercedes Benz at gunpoint and led officers on another pursuit to a home located in the 1800 block of Lockwood. He then barricaded himself inside a house on Lockwood.
According to law enforcement, officers arrested Caballero Thursday night following a standoff with Houston Police Department SWAT and Hostage negotiation teams. During the standoff on Lockwood, Caballero allegedly fired at officers again and officers fired back.
No officers were injured in that exchange, but according to Chief Finner in a media briefing, when Caballero surrendered and exited the house, he had an apparent gunshot wound to the neck.
Caballero was taken to a Houston hospital and his condition is unknow at this time.
The three injured officers were taken to a Houston hospital and are in stable condition, according to a Houston Police tweet.