Shots fired during search warrant leads to standoff in southeast Houston

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 14, 2013 at 6:10 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 1:03 PM

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HOUSTON -- A search warrant led to shots being fired and a SWAT standoff at a southeast Houston home early Friday, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

DPS said troopers were being assisted by Houston police and the sheriff’s office as they carried out a search at a home near W. Airport and Cullen.

It was around 5 a.m. when authorities approached the home, and they heard gunshots inside. They returned fire and retreated back into the street.

Police quickly blocked of W. Airport in both directions and asked nearby residents to stay inside. A Houston SWAT team was called in, and police used a loud speaker to try and establish contact with the suspect.

Troopers said eventually tear gas was shot into the house, and the suspect was caught while trying to flee out the back. SWAT members then searched the home to make sure no one else was inside.

Authorities have not released the name of the suspect, but DPS said the man was on parole for robbery.

Other agencies involved in the DPS taskforce included Homeland Security; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Harris County Sheriff’s Office; and the Houston Police Department.

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