Texas: SWAT, tactical teams respond to Harris County home where man barricaded himself after fatal shooting


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A heavy law enforcement presence was seen in a Texas neighborhood on Friday night as SWAT team members continued to confront a gunman who barricaded himself in a residence after shooting at least one person, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said a man was found outside the residence with a gunshot wound. The man died of his injuries a few hours after the shooting.

Officials said the shooter later retreated to a residence in the 9700 block of Phil Halstead. Hours after law enforcement arrived at the scene, the suspected shooter remained barricaded.

A Harris County Sheriff’s Office vehicle in Houston, Texas on May 15, 2022.
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It is not immediately known whether other people were inside the residence or what relationship, if any, exists between the alleged shooter and the victim.

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Sheriff Gonzalez did not provide an identity for the victim or the alleged shooter.

The shooting happened just a day after Harris County law enforcement rescued a woman who had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend, FOX Houston reported.

On Friday evening, sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of ​​a reported kidnapping where they found a Toyota Rav4 believed to be the perpetrator’s vehicle. Authorities arrested the driver and the woman was inside the vehicle.

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The day before, Thursday afternoon, Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting in the 12500 block of Tullich Run, where a military recruiter allegedly shot his wife and a Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) agent who was investigating allegations of domestic violence.

Sheriff Gonzalez said the suspect entered the home and shot the woman, who was holding a baby at the time. She died while the child was unharmed, officials said.

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The suspect also exchanged gunfire with the NCIS agent, punching them, before fleeing the scene. He was later found and shot to death in a shootout with police.

The US Navy recruiter was later identified as Greg Hightower, according to KTRK.

Harris County is located just northwest of Houston.


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