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Wounded suspect in custody after shootout, standoff at Fifth Ward home

Houston police said shots were fired when they responded to reports of a suspicious person on Lockwood Drive.

HOUSTON — The man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with police, getting shot in his hand, is now in custody after a standoff at a Fifth Ward home overnight.

It was about 8:20 p.m. Wednesday when police responded to reports of a suspicious person with a gun in the 2100 block of Lockwood. When they arrived about 10 minutes later, police said the suspect fired several shots at officers in two marked patrol vehicles. The officers returned fire.

The suspect then barricaded himself in a home. SWAT was at the scene in an attempt to take the suspect into custody.

Officers obtained a warrant to go into the home, and they were able to arrest the man overnight without further incident.

Police said during the earlier shootout the man suffered a gunshot wound to his hand. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

The suspect will face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, police said.

One of the officers who fired their weapon has about 3 months of experience and the other has a little more than 1 year of experience. As per standard procedure, they will both be placed on paid administrative leave as an investigation takes place.

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