Suspect at center of manhunt, Humble standoff charged with 4 counts of attempted capital murder

Saturday, August 19, 2023
4 charges filed after Humble SWAT standoff ends in dramatic surrender
Terran Green, accused of wounding four officers in two shootings, sparking a dramatic standoff, is charged with 4 counts of attempted capital murder.

HUMBLE, Texas (KTRK) -- Multiple charges have been filed against a suspect accused of wounding four law enforcement officers in two separate incidents, sparking an intense manhunt and a dramatic standoff.

Terran Green, 34, is charged with four counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer. He's accused of injuring three law enforcement officers on Thursday night -- two with the U.S. Marshal Service and one with the Harris County Sheriff's Office. This happened just one day after he allegedly shot another Harris County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop.

"He's not a monster. Just because he has been to jail doesn't mean he is a bad person," Green's mother told ABC13.

Green is expected to be arraigned in a Harris County District Court early next week.

According to the Harris County District Attorney's Office, prosecutors are asking Green to be held without bail because he was already free on bond for two earlier felonies, aggravated assault of a family member and felon in possession of a firearm when the shootings happened.

According to online records, he was also out on bond for allegedly burglarizing an ATM and a felon in possession of a firearm out of Hays County.

"We are very grateful right now that we are not planning four funerals for law enforcement," Harris County District Attorney Division Chief Katie Warren said.

Officials shared Green's updated mugshot on Friday, saying he faces a minimum of 25 years in prison and a maximum of life.

"Nobody was murdered, but the intent was there to commit a murder," Warren said. "An intentional killing, a knowing killing of peace officers while they were acting in the line of duty. That is the most appropriate charge at this time. That is the reason we have chosen four charges of attempted capital murder."

ABC13's cameras were rolling when he surrendered five hours into a standoff in a Humble neighborhood.

The home Green was barricaded in was ripped apart as law enforcement used a SWAT vehicle known as "The Rook" to punch holes in the front of the home -- presumably trying to locate the suspect.

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An Eyewitness News camera was rolling when SWAT officers literally busted into the second floor of a home and extracted a man accused of injuring four law enforcement officers.

Green was pulled from the home while clinging to the Rook and taken into custody without incident, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

HCSO first obtained the Rook in 2020. It allows officials to safely deploy chemical agents and break down doors, walls, and windows from a distance while limiting deputies' exposure.

The search for Green began on Wednesday night.

He was driving a blue Ford Escape when he was pulled over for speeding, authorities said. That's when he allegedly shot 29-year-old Deputy Joseph Anderson multiple times before taking off, sparking an intense manhunt and Blue Alert, which is for wanted suspects who have either killed or seriously injured a law enforcement officer.

Anderson underwent surgery and is reportedly now in stable condition. He has been with the department for 15 months, according to Gonzalez.

When asked for an update on all of the officers' conditions Friday, Gonzalez said Anderson had "suffered a bit of a setback in his recovery" and that the other three officers are well and have been released from the hospital. "We remain prayerful," he shared on social media.

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The Ford Escape the suspect was last seen in was found at an apartment complex on Airtex Boulevard near Ella Boulevard, about 13 miles from the original shooting scene, early Thursday morning. However, Green was nowhere to be found.

At one point, deputies located and questioned the passenger in Green's vehicle during the initial shooting. No charges were immediately filed.

Prosecutors explained why he wasn't charged. "If a person is merely present during a crime, and does not provide assistance or specific help, aid, or encouragement, then they are not considered a party to the crime," Warren explained.

The manhunt eventually led law enforcement to a home in the 15100 block of Silhouette Ridge in the Sunset Ridge West neighborhood on Thursday afternoon. Gonzalez said the house belonged to a friend of Green's.

As officers approached the home, a woman walked out with two children. The officers asked the woman if Green was in the home, and she said yes. The deputies then tried getting into the home, and that's when they were shot at.

One deputy U.S. Marshal suffered a gunshot wound to the lower leg, while the second deputy was hit by shrapnel in the upper arm. The Harris County sheriff's deputy suffered two gunshots to the upper torso but was wearing his body armor, which authorities credit with saving his life.

Authorities said the deputies were not able to return fire on the suspect and retreated from the home as the suspect barricaded himself.

At that point, the standoff began. Multiple agencies worked for five hours before things came to an end at 11:45 p.m.

"He was in the corner of the house, upstairs, is where he was located. He was basically cornered within a corner," Gonzalez said. "He wasn't mobile. There was some debris there. He claimed he was under it and that he couldn't really move. But again, we don't know why he really didn't want to come out. We haven't found him to be with any type of injury or anything like that."

Law enforcement sources told ABC13 that two guns were recovered from the room where Green was found. One is believed to be the weapon used to wound Anderson critically.

Neighbors told ABC13 they heard gunfire and feared for their own safety as authorities worked to capture suspect Terran Green, accused of injuring four members of law enforcement.

Before his arrest, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to Green's arrest was being offered. In addition, the FBI also offered $20,000, and Crime Stoppers offered $5,000.