The suspect accused of shooting and wounding three Houston police officers is in custody after surrendering on Thursday night. Officials say 31-year-old Roland Caballero gave himself up around 7:45 p.m. after a standoff lasting several hours. Caballero was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the neck, though it's not clear whether an officer shot him or the wound was self-inflicted. Prior to his gun battle with police, Caballero was wanted for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a weapon as a felon.
"The state of Texas grieves at the news of yet another violent attack on our law enforcement officers, this time on three members of the Houston Police Department who were shot this afternoon while serving their community. Violence against the police will never be tolerated in the Lone Star State," said Governor Greg Abbott. "The State of Texas will ensure that the City of Houston and the Houston Police Department have the resources and support they need to ensure swift justice for the perpetrator. Please join Cecilia and me in praying for the officers who were shot and injured, as well as for the safety of all law enforcement who serve and protect our communities across the state."
It's been a deadly week for Houston-area law enforcement. A Harris County Precinct Five Constable's corporal was shot to death during a traffic stop on Sunday. A Sheriff's deputy was killed 24 hours later after being hit by a drunk driving suspect.