Fake cops in custody after home invasion attempt

May 1, 2011 11:16:42 AM PDT
A trio of fake police officers fled when the real police showed up as they were trying to commit a home invasion, officials said. According to the Houston Police Department, it happened around 5:40am Sunday in the 16300 block of Vallejo Dr. in southwest Houston.

Three suspects were impersonating police officers while trying to commit a home invasion, investigators said.

When HPD arrived, the suspects ran. While fleeing, one fired at the HPD officers.

No one was hit, police said.

HPD caught up with the suspects. Three Latino men were taken into custody. Their names and information on charges filed against them were not available Sunday.