Law enforcement officers in Harris County, Texas were engaged in an unfolding standoff with multiple home invasion suspects.
One report said as many as 10 suspects were shooting at police from a roof on January 2. Other reports said there were fewer suspects, and the standoff was focused on a Valero gas station.
Click 2 Houston reported that the shooting started with a home invasion. Details were still unfolding.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. A Homeowner Was Beaten By Robbers, Starting the Incident
The active shooting situation started with a home invasion in northwestern Harris County. According to Click 2 Houston, “Deputies said the resident of the home has been taken to a hospital after being beaten by the home invaders.”
ABC 13 reported that a teenager called police and said 5-10 suspects had beaten her father.The television station reported that the father was taken to the hospital and that two other children were in the home at the time.
2. There Were Reports of as Many as 10 Suspects Shooting at Police From a Roof
Reports on the exact number varied, but news outlets reported that as many as 10 suspects were shooting at officers from a roof.
A reporter with Houston’s CBS affiliate wrote on Twitter, “4 to 5 armed suspects believed to have opened fire on deputies hunkered down behind Valero gas station. We’re on the scene now ”
The Houston Chronicle reported that the suspects numbered between five and 10.
3. The Police Response Was ‘Massive’
According to ABC 13, a “massive” police response unfolded to the home invasion call.
The Houston Chronicle reported that a manhunt was under way after the home invaders escaped in a vehicle.
4. The Robbers Made Off With $50,000, Reports Say
The Houston Chronicle reported that the house was full of drugs and the home invaders netted $50,000.
One report said shots were fired at officers with a long gun.
5. No Officers Were Shot but Many Rounds Were Fired
The suspects fired at least 20-30 rounds at the responding police officers, the Chronicle reported.
“An unidentified witness told a news source that so many shots were fired that it sounded like fireworks on the Fourth of July,” reported Blue Lives Matter.