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Man arrested after shooting 3 Houston police officers near Third Ward, HPD says

Police say the officers were shot in the 2100 block of McGowen Street, and that the shooter fled the scene in a white Mercedes. 

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner updates the public on three officers shot on Jan. 27, 2022.

Updated 9:32 p.m. CT

A man who barricaded himself inside a home after shooting three Houston police officers near Third Ward was arrested late Thursday, according to the Houston Police Department.

The three officers were taken to Memorial Hermann hospital and are expected to recover, police said.

Police responded to a call at the 1500 block Tralle street around 2:40 p.m. Thursday when the man spotted the officers and took off in a vehicle, according to police Chief Troy Finner.

The police pursued the man to McGowan and Hutchinson, where he crashed the vehicle, got out and fired, shooting the three officers in the arm, leg and foot, Finner and Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a Thursday press conference.

That's when police said he carjacked a driver in a white Mercedes and took off again. He was pursued to a home at the 1800 block of Lockwood, where he got into another shootout with police before barricading himself inside a home, Finner said. While within the home, the man fired multiple shots toward SWAT officers, according to the chief.

At around 7:45 p.m., the man walked out of the home, surrendered, and was then taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for an apparent gunshot wound to the neck, Finner said.

Two officers were rushed to Memorial Hermann by a coworker, and a third officer was taken by ambulance. All were in non-life threatening condition.

"We're just grateful to god that they're all right," Finner said. "It's been a tough week for law enforcement in our city."

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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