Man shoots at deputies from his home north of Bush airport, prompting SWAT standoff, officials say

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Saturday, February 4, 2023
Man in custody after shooting at deputies from his home, officials say
Investigators said what started as a domestic violence call turned into a standoff with SWAT after a man began firing shots at deputies, striking a patrol vehicle, from his home.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspect is in custody after deputies came under fire at a home north of George Bush Intercontinental Airport Saturday morning.

At about 1 a.m., deputies responded to the 6900 block of Foxbrook Lane in reference to a domestic violence call.

A man began opening fire at deputies when they arrived and hit a patrol vehicle, according to Precinct 4.

Deputies said that's when deputy constables returned fire, and the suspect retreated inside his home.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office SWAT team was called to the scene and aided deputy constables in taking the suspect into custody without further violence or gunfire, according to Precinct 4.

Investigators said the suspect and his wife were the only ones at the home during the incident.

No injuries were reported.

In an update, deputies said the suspect has been charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer. Precinct 4 said they are working with the Harris County District Attorney's Office to update the charge to attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

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